Palazzo Mirto

Palazzo Mirto, Palermo: Hours, Address, Palazzo Mirto Reviews: 4.5/5

Palazzo Mirto
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Tribunali

4.5
592 reviews
Excellent
357
Very good
200
Average
27
Poor
5
Terrible
3

Claudio
London, UK53 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
I loved this Palazzo. The visit is like travelling back in time and see how the aristocracy used to live 250 years ago in Europe. Silk wall coverings to every room, fine furniture, murano crystal chandeliers, precious finishes, exotic porcelains...A mix of rococò, neoclassic and Empire styles. They even have period carriages on display on the ground floor. The visit is self guided. The visitors are supplied with a guide translated in many languages and the staff is very kind. Ticket is as cheap as €6. Would recommend it!!
Written January 4, 2020
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Teachrman
Budapest, Hungary290 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
Hidden away in a side street off Corso Vittorio Emanuelle, this lovely little palazzo has been maintained to perfection. Furniture, glassware, paintings, books, everything that goes into a noble family's home of the time period is shining and presented with an air of making a visitor able to experience the daily life of the time. Six euro entry fee (!), and you can only tour the second floor, which is only reached by several staircases, which did not treat my poor old legs well. But once there, all was well. I spent a good 30-45 minutes wandering around the rooms and checking out the amenities, while all the while one of the guards followed me at a distance, I guess checking to be sure I didn't abscond with an 18th century chamber pot. A good tour, well worth the visit.
Written February 21, 2017
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Brian K
58 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Small, fascinating, Palazzo. Lots of themed rooms, a range of furniture, furnishings and objects, some exquisite, some a bit over the top. You get a real sense of the family that lived here. For instance there's a tiny theatre that must have been used by the children,either to watch puppet shows or to present their own plays to their parents. It offers glimpses of the life these people lived. I particularly liked the stables at the end of the tour and the collection of well preserved carriages.
Written October 21, 2019
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Petrescu I
Bucharest, Romania82 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Unfortunatelly I couldn’t enter, since there were two nice ladies at the entrance who didn’t have change. So they have sent me across the street in a store, in order to change the money. Sorry I didn’t get to see it, be prepared if you arrive and don’t have small change.
Written September 5, 2019
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galavantingsusan
Saratoga, CA48 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
You get an idea of how the Italian aristrocrats lived. The furnishings and room decorations are rather frayed but you can get an idea of how it was in the past. Is it worth the pay and go see? It's depend on your taste. If you like to see the inside of palazzo and original living style of aristrocrats then you should go see. Not many Sicilian palazzos are open to public.
Written October 31, 2013
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lwbakl
auckland1 contribution
we would have appreciated some information regarding the history of this palace, but the guides didn't speak English or have brochures with a floor plan to give us an idea of the size.
All in all, I don't think they were too interested in tourists. Well worth a visit in any case.
Written October 17, 2008
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Barbara G
Surrey, UK24 contributions
Sep 2019
There must have been immense wealth here everywhere you look in the house is ornamentation a real insight into the past
Written September 23, 2019
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AthenaHouston
Burlington, VT17 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Interesting glimpse into another era. Written English guide to house is confusing and incomplete. The house contains a jumble of styles from different eras, not particularly curated or displayed to great effect. But then perhaps this is how the family left it.
Written December 21, 2018
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Stuart L
London, UK102 contributions
Apr 2018
This place is well worth a visit. It has the authentic atmosphere of an old family home, with lots of antiques and fascinating objects. It also has a lot of personally signed photographs to members of the aristocratic Mirto family from members of the Italian Royal Family and nobility, mostly dating from the fascist era. There is a real sense of living history here.
Written April 28, 2018
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Eils G
Sneem, Ireland28 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
On our last day in Palermo we went to visit this Palazzo, It is amazing each room filled to the brim and bursting with amazing things from the very beautiful china to the ornate bedroom to the courtyard with the fountain decorations all made from shells.

It is sad in some ways too as this was lived in until 1982 but now is a memorial to the family and their life

However it is well worth a visit and be sure to cover the stables and kitchen which are a bit hidden.

This will take two to three hours to do the place justice and the little booklet gives lots of information worth taking the time to read it for each room.
We were the only visitors on our tour round it might get crowded in the summer and there is a bit of walking and lots of stairs to climb.
Written February 19, 2018
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