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“Palazzo Mirto”
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Palazzo Mirto
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Palermo Segway Tour
Ranked #15 of 339 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Palazzo Mirto”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

An extraordinary building with superb furniture, porcelain and glass and interesting pictures. We were there about 2 hours.

Visited October 2012
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Baltimore, MD
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
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“Life stopped in 1982”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

That was the year that the da Mirto family gave up the Palazzo to the city. And it appears to have stayed precisely the same since then. It's a fascinating place, a real insight into how the well-off of the 19th century lived...and how they could run out of money to support such a palace and bequeath it to the city as a museum. Well worth a visit; it's down near the harbor and easy to get to.

Visited October 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
374 reviews
127 attraction reviews
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“Interesting glimpse at how the rich lived”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We visited this old palazzo as we were wandering the streets of Palermo. It was the home of a rich family who have only fairly recently moved on (probably to some tax haven!) It has the feeling of a family home with photos dotted around and no doubt was the scene of lavish soirees until fairly recently.
What is shocking is looking round and reflecting on the fact that when these people were living with gold, great works of art, fountains and beautiful furniture, they were litterally a stones throw from extreme poverty in this city which is still pretty poor. It amused me that one of the guide books described it as a "modest" palazzo!

Visited August 2012
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Sicily
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“See how the aristocrats of Palermo lived...”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Take a fascinating step back in time, as you stroll through the sumptuously decorated rooms of Palazzo Mirto. Though the staff seems bored and are not particularly helpful, the beautiful palazzo speaks for itself. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Charming Palazzo Mirto”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

I agree with all the other reviews and wish they had English brochures so I could learn more about the place but it was a fascinating visit nevertheless because it gave me a glimpse a different side of Palermo. I find Palermo very complex - it has a kind of delapidated charm and a visit to Palazzo Mirto allows us to see what it was in its glory. Perhaps. I am still processing.

Visited April 2012
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