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. Plan your Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio visit and explore what else you can see and do in Palermo using our Palermo itinerary builder.
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  • This place is a treasure trove of history and art. This collection will give you a window onto this city that I've never had before, and I live in Palermo. I know there are many wonderful things to se...  more »
  • Charming and beautiful BNB in old section of Palermo on a street with lots of restaurants, bars and activities. Claudio was a wonderful host-very helpful and engaging. The museum below the residence i...  more »
  • Fascinating and absolutely stunning collection of southern Italian floor tiles spanning hundreds of years, lovingly brought together by a passionate collector. Also displayed are the owner's eclectic ...  more »
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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!