Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Sicily  /  Province of Palermo  /  Palermo  /  Museums  /  Stanze al Genio
Stanze al Genio, Palermo
(4.9/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
A house-museum covered with beautiful ceramic 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 Stanze al Genio visit and explore what else you can see and do in Palermo using our Palermo itinerary builder.
Create a full Palermo itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Palermo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Palermo by other users

15 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Syracuse, Aeolian Islands & Palermo BY A USER FROM UKRAINE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM UKRAINE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Northwest Italy, Palermo & Southern Italy BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 53 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sicily & Puglia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A unique and wonderful, a path full of majolica all in harmony among themselves ... I was amazed because from the outside I could never imagine the beauty of the inside
    View original
  • This house is an hidden treasure in Palermo. Located in an anonymous building this house host more then 5000 piece of pottery square since the 1400s to the 1900s. All the pieces are classified and put...  more »
  • Entering it feels like stepping back in time. A place able to revive all that Sicily much-touted by everyone but a bit lost. Gorgeous.
    View original
Google
  • 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!
  • Best museum tour in town!
  • Call ahead to make an appointment. Amazing collection in a restored palace apartment. Very informative guide who spoke English.
  • Una collezioni di maioliche più belle.