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Stanze al Genio

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Address: Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 340 097 1561
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reservations required!!

The museum is open year round for a visit but you...

Reservations required!!

The museum is open year round for a visit but you must book your visit by email or phone. For reservations just call a few hours before the appointment and agree to the tour. The visits are carried out only in Italian / english.

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Historical and Interesting

Of course, people visiting Palermo must visit this cathedral as it is so well known. Beautiful on the inside and lots to see.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course, people visiting Palermo must visit this cathedral as it is so well known. Beautiful on the inside and lots to see.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a privately owned collection of intricately decorated floor tiles that is on display in the owner's house. A small group of people (about 4) serve as curators and restorers - they are actively working on restoring the building and figuring out the history of the tiles, and it is they who give the tours. Yes, you have to... More 

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San Francisco Peninsula
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great visit with an amazing tile collection in the only private home we are likely to see during our visit to Sicily....but with so much to see in Palermo I don't agree with calling it a "must see". Our guide/docent explained a lot about the history of tiles, about pigments, about styles and more. Tours offered in English at specific... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Do not miss the opportunity to visit this stunning apartment which houses a collection of floor tiles through the ages. Pio was our guide through this incredible collection which is kept in the owners own apartment. The history and beauty is simply stunning. Book ahead and spread the word about this quiet gem.

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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Would give it seven stars if I could. If you go to only one museum in Palermo, do yourself a favor and make it this one!

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Stanze Genio and had a guided tour with a wonderful guide. I've never seen anything like this place and it will definitely be one of my strongest memories from Sicily. I think anyone would be thrown away by the story of this place, you don't have to be particularly interested in art or architecture to appreciate this.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing place , amazing people ,passion ,art and history in a private house a private collection . Must do in Palermo ! You have to call to book in advance.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

A great place to visit if you are interested in architecture, design and art. We had a private tour of the museum (which is located in somebody's home) from a knowledgeable young man who spoke great English and was passionate about subject. Saw some beautiful collections. Would highly recommend if you are in Palermo.

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Palermo, Italy
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

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 in order, colors, shape and theme are very various. You'll be without words.

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Gresham, United States
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were lucky enough that the guide at the personal residence/museum was just closing. He opened the museum for our group and provided an excellent explaination of the history and differences of the tiles in the collection. They would prefer that you make a reservation to see the tiles, since it is a private residence. The guide's passion and enthusiasuim... More 

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