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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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  • In Palermo, a mini Museum amazing. About four rooms totally covered with tiles of all time, of all places, in all forms. A magical place where the glance presented by this show is enriched by examining individual tile, from the most ancient, small and bichromatic, colored with natural dyes, to the most modern, biggest and stained with chemical dyes. The guide was the Restorer and his enthusiasm reveals love invested in this project. Not to be missed.
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  • I've been at this delightful Museum some years ago and found it gorgeous and interesting: the guide then was the founder of the Museum is a person coltisssima and delightful conversation. The tiles are wonderful and well exposed, there are also some nice collections of other very interesting object. Also the way in which the Garibaldoi Museum, is a very interesting with even the ancient atmosphere of Palermo. Therefore recommend the visit in the area that will not disappoint connoisseurs of a beautiful city just for the mix between beauty and decay.
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  • Located In Via Giuseppe Garibaldi # 11 in a beautiful historical building, is a tiny museum complex opened by no time only from 2008 and I humble opinion deserves to be absolutely visited. The rooms of the genius filled with Neapolitan and Sicilian 2300 pieces of old ceramic tiles, which are among the glories of the craft of excellence of Palermo and Naples. Even if you are not fans of the genre, I would recommend you get a glance spectacular.
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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.