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Museo Regionale Palazzo Mirto, Palermo

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See how Italy's royalty lived at Museo Regionale Palazzo Mirto, 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 Regionale Palazzo Mirto on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Palermo family vacation planner.
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  • I took advantage of the free admission, scheduled for the first Sunday of the month, to go and visit this historic building of 1600, which was owned by the noble family of the Filangeri, transformed today into a regional Museum. One finds there, before the ground floor which housed the stables with coaches and carriages of the 1800, then leads to the first floor which has large halls with Baroque furnishings, where were the parties of the nobility of Palermo, and finally you get to the second floor, where the bedrooms, libraries and other rich rooms.
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  • The staff greeted us and escorted into the Palace always ready and willing to give information. The Prince's Palace Myrtle was inhabited until recently. Is immaculately maintained, original furnishings, clocks in various shapes and sizes, special objects and a wonderful pottery. Various collections of weapons and books. Visit the stables and kitchens.
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  • I visited this wonderful house, long on the list of my interests. Very friendly staff, from ticket girl, who gave me valuable feedback about other attractions in that area and the ability to use tickets, to keepers of salt, very discreet, but are available to answer any questions. I also really enjoyed the guy who played piano in one of the rooms.
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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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