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Stanze al Genio, Palermo

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4.9/5 based on 380+ 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.
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  • A monument to the passion of one man, and the guides and assistants that have volunteered to help him, this museum is a beautiful experience. You have to call to book in advance (3803673773) and a gui...  read more »
  • A fabulous private collection of italian tiles in a 1500-house they still are renovating. W had a 30 minutes private guiding with lots of interresting details. We booked our visit 5 minutes in advance...  read more »
  • The address is somewhat hard to find, and when you stand in front of the House, one can hardly believe that there is to see something special there. The surprise is greater if you can see this extraordinary collection in the 1st floor rooms. Simply wonderful! A passion for majolica art that will be lived with love and fine artistic taste and expertise.
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  • 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.
  • Una collezioni di maioliche più belle.
  • A veritable Museum of pottery! The pieces on display are beautiful and it is very interesting to know its history and understand where they come from and how they were recovered!
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  • Museum of ceramics, a collection of nearly 5000 Italian majolica tiles from the 15th to the early 19th century
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