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MUSEO PALAZZO MIRTO casa museo, Palermo

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See how Italy's royalty lived at MUSEO PALAZZO MIRTO casa museo, a palace located in the historic center of Palermo. This building's earliest construction dates from the 13th century, when it was built as a citadel Arab fortress. For four centuries, it was home to the Filangeris--the most famous Norman family in southern Italy, descended from the storied knight Angerio. Having undergone significant restructuring in the 17th century, the palace now houses opulent 18th-century chandeliers, tapestries, and a smoking room with a Chinese leather floor. Put MUSEO PALAZZO MIRTO casa museo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Palermo family vacation planner.
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  • After several years I again visited this historical building, from 1600 residence of Farrell, one of the oldest and noblest families of Palermo. What we see today is the result of the work of the 19th century following the marriage between rehash the latest exponent of Farrell with a Lanza. The Palace was donated to the Sicilian region because it was well maintained and open to visitors, the main floor presents a sequence of settings, from lavish fittings and furnishings for official occasions, as well as a terrace with a magnificent Baroque fountain; the second floor is reserved for private rooms of the noble family, whose way of life one can draw a precise idea. Only slightly out of tune, I think, the stables with a collection of 19th century carriages and buggies, but covered in a thick layer of dust. What would it take to clean them up a bit!
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  • It is basically the only historic Palermo transformed into a museum with all the furniture and furnishings. We should all be grateful for a gift of the Lords, since the cost of a ticket allows you to relive past glories and daily life of nobility. the other palaces in bouguenais remained private and visited only by reservation, so don't miss out on this visit and devoted his attention to small jewels preserved in the cases. supervisory personnel will be happy to explain the uses with the kindness of palermitani
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  • The palazzo Mirto is located within the neighborhood of Palermo, Historically known as the Kalsa quarter Arabic town of Palermo. It was formerly the seat of the noble family Filangieri, which according to many cercaron to turn this building into a miniature copy of the famous Palace of Caserta. The pomp and luxury of this building will fill the view and the reggia has nothing to inviidiare, particularly the impressive Murano glass chandeliers, tapestries, lacquered panels from China and other extravagant lush furnishings. You can't go and visit.
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  • Historic museum showing the history of the rich in Palermo. 2 floors of rooms showing artefacts and decoration of the past. Worthwhile if you're in the area although €6 is quite a lot for what you get. The security guards like to following you around like we were planning on taking something, a bit off putting. Guides are available in English.
  • One of my favorite attractions in Palermo, a well preserved noble residence of the last century. Small and easily visited by families and groups.
  • Very interesting, wonderful insight in the life of the very rich. Don't forget the kitchen and the stables
  • Splendid residence of Palermo nobile, well kept. A guide on tablets help during your visit. Besides the beauty of the main floors to appreciate the stables with carriages and original stalls
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  • A must see. Inside of a Palermo Palace with reception room and the family apartment and the stables
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