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Stanze al Genio, Palermo

(4.9/5 based on 420+ 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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  • I arrived almost x case to this location without high expectations but it was a wonderful surprise the care, dedication and kindness of this collection. The guided tour was clear and interesting. also many anecdotal histories, technical and Rica. I recommend it to everyone
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  • Who has the opportunity to visit the collection of a private man on old Sicilian and Neapolitan mosaics/tiles, missed that in no case. Unfortunately the man only on special occasions (E.g., Museum night) opens and contrary to the name it's all not only a space, but about seven - full with its private treasures. Something very special.
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  • Perhaps not everyone knows that the old town of Palermo is the largest in Europe. Unfortunately, the Town Council and the Sicilian region shortly do, or nothing, to protect the heritage of our city. This gem comes from the passion of a collector who, over the years, has amassed an amazing collection of Sicilian majolica and bells, ranging from 1500 to 1900 and opened the doors of her house to anyone who is curious about other aspects of art. The collection is housed in a palace built between 1500 and 1600. Thus, in addition to marvel at the beauty of ceramics on display, you can admire the beautiful premises that the owner, with his personal funds, is trying to return to its former glory. It's a fascinating visit, culture, led by the gentle voice and clever of David, who take every visitor in the unknown world of ceramics.
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  • 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.