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“An enchanting surprise!”

Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio
Ranked #5 of 339 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Reservations required!! The museum is open year round for a visit but you must book your visit by email or phone. For reservations just call a few hours before the appointment and agree to the tour. The visits are carried out only in Italian / english.
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“An enchanting surprise!”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Allow an hour to view this remarkable collection and hear about the history of these varied and very beautiful antique Sicilian tiles dating from the late 16th to early 20th century. The owner is incredibly knowledgeable and infectiously enthusiastic. Make sure to phone ahead to make an appointment as the museum is in his home. Despite the owner having adequate, English he had organised an English translator to ensure we could understand everything. The entrance was not obvious to us as the doorway is to a courtyard, not directly to the museum, and has 16 intercom buttons that look like they are for an apartment block with one simply labelled as P Mellina Stanze Al Genio. The museum is in the process of being expanded to encompass even more of his collection despite receiving no public funding. An absolute delight!

Visited May 2012
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piomellina, Direttore generale at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
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Grazie mille, spero di rivederla presto :-)
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3 attraction reviews
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“A hidden jewel!”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

A unique experience, a real hidden jewel. The owners of this wonderful collection are extremely amiable and knowledgeable and will offer you an unforgettable tour of the fascinating world of maiolica tiles.

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piomellina, Direttore generale at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
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Grazie mille, spero di rivederla presto :-)
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“Great colecttion”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

Breathless! A great colecttion of antique tiles from Sicily area. If your travelling around globe ever bring you to Palermo, definitly visit Casa museo Stanze al Genio!!!! It is easy to find in the very center of Palermo just three minutes walk from main Palermo railway station. The owner is a very open gentelmen ready to answer any of your question. Guides can be in a few languages just let him know in advance. Italian is available in any time......

Visited November 2011
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piomellina, Direttore generale at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
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Grazie mille, spero di rivederla presto :-)
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