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“palermo highlight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stanze al Genio

Stanze al Genio
Ranked #5 of 274 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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Witney, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
“palermo highlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

It does not matter whether you are are interested in tiles or not.
You will be by the end of your visit.
We will never forget our visit.

Visited October 2012
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piomellina, Direttore generale at Stanze al Genio, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you very much, I hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely Pio Mellina
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Tile museum a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This visit was an absolute delight. We were able to have an English language tour with a delightful and knowledgable young man. His enthusiasm and knowledge were infectious though we needed no urging. The tiles are beautiful, covering the walls of the charming private home they are housed in. Not only are the displays lovely they are an important part of Siclian history, and it is wonderful to see them being preserved and documented. This is a world class collection and a priviledge to see.

Visited November 2012
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piomellina, Direttore generale at Stanze al Genio, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you very much, I hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely Pio Mellina
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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A rare find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had the pleasure of a private tour of Stanze al Genio this evening. It is a truly remarkable collection exhibited in a beautiful private home. The tour was interesting and informative and we would recommend it to anyone visiting Palermo. We feel very fortunate to have read about it on Trip Advisor.

Visited October 2012
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piomellina, Direttore generale at Stanze al Genio, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
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Grazie mille, spero di rivederla presto :-)
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!! If you're into tiles- just go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

What a remarkable place and such a well-informed host/guide! Largest collection of tiles fromthe 1400's-1930's. Amazing. Since we speak Italian we did get the benefit an Italian-language personal guide -- so much knowledge -- (but I think they're well-equipped to provide tours in several languages.)

Gorgeous layout and very manageable size though the sheer number of tiles displayed is intense. Easy to find in old Central Palermo, worth the (small) effort to plan and book ahead.

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piomellina, Direttore generale at Stanze al Genio, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you very much, I hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely Pio Mellina
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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Palermo Highlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Fantastic collection of interesting ceramics which are displayed beautifully. It's a one hour tour and is very much worth your while. It was the highlight of our time in Palermo. Glad we found this little gem.

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