Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, Palermo

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A house-museum covered with beautiful ceramic tiles, Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio is located in the Palazzo Torre Piraino. Tiles from the 16th to the 20th centuries completely cover the walls of this private home, which is open to the public for tours. Tiles were affectionately collected over 30 years, including those saved from the bombing wreckage of World War II. Calling ahead for a reservation is necessary in order to visit the museum. Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Palermo Edition.
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  • Very good. Beautiful experience. A moment's pause between beauty and history. Private collection of extreme rarity and charm. For real connoisseurs, but also for anyone who admires oer the first time these ceramics/artwork
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  • Guided tour in a private house where hundreds of examples of "tiles" tiled floor, from various centuries. Wonderful insight into art and Sicilian society, illustrated with patience and love from a very prepared. Vote 10 +!!
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  • Le stanze al genio deserve a visit you can visit during the ways of treasures, Neapolitan and Sicilian majolica, for me being an amateur collector, was a unique, magical place not to be missed, a place like that you can't find anywhere, highly recommended!
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  • Wonderful experience in Palermo, Sicily. The collections of tiles are nice and rich of stories. The staff is fluent in English and explain a lot of things. Worth 7 Euro do far :) P.S. need advance booking
  • Lovely museum. I emailed to book a viewing with my daughter, and was not disappointed. We were given a tour by a charming and very knowledgeable man, who was passionate about the collection and provided lots of very interesting background information. The ceramic tiles were amazing and housed in a beautiful apartment... finding out about the history and the renovation of the apartment was also really interesting. Highly recommended.
  • Don't hesitate to book a tour of this amazing tile collection. Starting at age 11 with a gift from his grandmother, the owner has amassed an incredible collection - and the exhibit is set to double to around 5000 tiles by the end of 2015. The current exhibit is still worth the admission of 6E due to the excellent tour guide who was generous with his time, very knowledgable, clearly loves what he does, and happily answered questions. Would love to return after the expansion!
  • Call ahead to make an appointment. Amazing collection in a restored palace apartment. Very informative guide who spoke English.
  • Best museum tour in town!

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