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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  • This is a private collection exhibited in the House of the collector. Unique pieces in each room. The entrance is not easy to find, see my photos. Warm welcome and 20 min explanation about the collection after which you can rondzien 20 min and ask questions to the museum keeper.
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  • Found this Museum through friends and internet, it's great!!! The collection is insane and very nice kept! The guide and staff are very professional, prepare and passionate about what their job! GREAT...  more »
  • This was my second time at this museum and well worth the return. It's a beautiful private collection that has changed and expanded since I last visited 3 years ago. The hosts are knowledgeable, frien...  more »
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  • Amazing little museum. Very interesting a must see when in Palermo.
  • A great collection in a great space. Be aware! This is an apartment in a building (#11) and you have to be buzzed in, AND they give tours in Italian or English at set times. You can't just wander in.
  • A welcome surprise in Palermo, it can't be found through touristical channels. Make sure to be on time for the guided tours!
  • Absolutely incredible! A highlight of our visit to Palermo. A stunning collection of Italian ceramic tiles dating back to the 15-16th century. A little bit difficult to find, but they explained there is some difficulty to advertise through public channels because they are privately owned. I would recommend checking the website before you go to make sure you arrive at the right time for a tour in your desired language. Once you arrive, ring the doorbell and they will open up the front door for you.
  • Bellissimo! A great collection and fantastic guided tour. Call them before going, you can visit only on specific hours (and have to be buzzed in to see this unique flat). Grazie mille per la visita!
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