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“Palazzo Mirto”
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Palazzo Mirto
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Ranked #15 of 461 things to do in Palermo
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

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

Thank Aliciasynge
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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.

Thank LarryMason
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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!

Thank 23RUN
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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.

1  Thank MargheritaSiciliana
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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.

1  Thank M-wonderer
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