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Stanze al Genio

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Address: Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +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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An artistic interlude in your day with a pleasent and informative host

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Tom W
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We arranged a visit to this fabulous collection of tiles from Southern Italy. All have been painted and b of back to the 15th century. Claudio met us at the door and took the 5 of us on an historical tour of the creation of these tiles. I never realized how much effort went into their construction. Claudio spoke excellent... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A monument to the passion of one man, and the guides and assistants that have volunteered to help him, this museum is a beautiful experience. You have to call to book in advance (3803673773) and a guide with excellent English and a real enthusiasm for the project of the museum, will book you in. Palermo is chaotic, but this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A fabulous private collection of italian tiles in a 1500-house they still are renovating. W had a 30 minutes private guiding with lots of interresting details. We booked our visit 5 minutes in advance.

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Thank Bjørn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Even if tiles aren't your thing, come along to this. It's one man's collection of tiles gathered over decades that really shows off the art of tile-making in a country where this is a real art form. Ring first and book onto an English-speaking tour if your Italian isn't up to it and with luck you'll meet the enthusiastic and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely museum. I emailed to book a viewing with my daughter, and was not disappointed. We were given a tour but 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... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We learnt of this private museum from TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. The Museum is behind a faded facade in via Garibaldi but inside is a treasure trove stylishly curated. In addition to the tiles there is an interesting collection of period furniture. Make sure you book a time. This street is a backwater but contains a ceramic shop and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We booked a tour at the last minute and we are glad we did! They were able to accommodate us the same evening we requested a tour. Our guide spoke very good English and was knowledgeable and passionate about the collection. We enjoyed the tour so much, we decided to purchase one of the tiles available in the office. Now... More 

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