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Stanze al Genio, Palermo

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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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  • Of course, people visiting Palermo must visit this cathedral as it is so well known. Beautiful on the inside and lots to see.  more »
  • This is the current number of majolica from 500 to 800 Neapolitan and Sicilian manufacture within a private apartment of this exceptional collector. Appear all over the walls and the tables of living rooms are made of these tiles. A unique show that passionate guides explain in detail.
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  • Visit of a few hours suited to amateur collectors, the main collections of majolica supplemented by toys and other goodies that will take you back in time.
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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.