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Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio

Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 097 1561
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Antique Italian Floor Tiles

Fantastico - Museum of Maioliche! Claudio took us around and was a wealth of information. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rome, Italy
via mobile
Who knew you could get this excited about tiles?

This place is a treasure trove of history and art. This collection will give you a window onto... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan S
Palermo, Italy
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 097 1561
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastico - Museum of Maioliche! Claudio took us around and was a wealth of information. A wonderful private home where the owner has been collecting tiles since he was 11 years old! Do not miss...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a treasure trove of history and art. This collection will give you a window onto this city that I've never had before, and I live in Palermo. I know there are many wonderful things to see in Palermo, but if you appreciate...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Charming and beautiful BNB in old section of Palermo on a street with lots of restaurants, bars and activities. Claudio was a wonderful host-very helpful and engaging. The museum below the residence is not to be missed and admission is included in the price of...More

Thank worldtraveller60745
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Fascinating and absolutely stunning collection of southern Italian floor tiles spanning hundreds of years, lovingly brought together by a passionate collector. Also displayed are the owner's eclectic collections of tins, toys and early 20th C posters. All are attractively displayed in the owner's beautiful residential...More

Thank MouseCanberra
Reviewed 11 May 2017

It is well worth visiting this gem of a collection, which gives a different and fascinating perspective on art and craft in Palermo over the last 300 years. The guide taking us around was very knowledgable and informative, and the rooms are pleasingly arranged with...More

Thank heyjane87
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

Thank Kimi D
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank umbravenus
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...More

Thank lsmkw
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...More

Thank belladipapa
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!

Thank danno81
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Is there an entrance fee?
6 October 2016|
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Response from rtewalker | Reviewed this property |
Oops. Frankly I can't remember, or because it was a group tour .... sorry
Please advise how to reserve a visit/tour of Stanze al Genio? What e-mail address do I use? We will be in Palermo on 20th June 2016. Thank you Elaine
5 March 2016|
Response from P_M_Palermo | Property representative |
good evening to Monday 20 June I can arrange a tour in English at 15. You can send an email best regards Pio Mellina
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What are the hours of the museum and days it is open? How do I make a reservation?
14 March 2015|
Response from P_M_Palermo | Property representative |
Good day the museum is open daily by appointment. To book, just send an email. Best regards
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