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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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Fascinating social and cultural history

This is a private museum and it takes a bit of effort to arrange your visit but it is well worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carolyn C
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
An absolute gem

Fascinating private collection of Napolitan and Sicilian floor tiles in a Palazzo undergoing... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
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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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Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 097 1561
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a private museum and it takes a bit of effort to arrange your visit but it is well worth it. You have to contact them directly. We stayed at the attached B&B and the tour is part of that. It takes you through...More

1  Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Fascinating private collection of Napolitan and Sicilian floor tiles in a Palazzo undergoing restoration. Passionate tour guide and a stunning collection made for a great visit

Thank NickA1968
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I found out about this gem on Trip Advisor and would encourage anyone with a love for tiles to go see this private collection. You must call and book a time as it is a private house. There are 100's of tiles the owner has...More

1  Thank KellyFred
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Behind a most inconspicuous door with no signage is this stunning private collection of tiles from the southern Italian regions of Sicily and Naples. It is without doubt one of the greatest highlights of our trip to Europe. Our guide Claudio explained the history and...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is a private collection. Tours must be booked in advance (7€/person) and are really interesting. I have to say it is a positive surprise, the organisers are putting a lot of work and care in the collection and are doing a fine job....More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

As others have said, really nice collection of hand made floor tiles from southern Italy from late 1700's up to WW1. Really nice and helpful guide. Private home. Not well signed and you need a tour (7 euro). CALL FIRST.

Thank Neal B
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Great collection of tiles; the gentleman who showed us around provided plenty of information on the history of tiles, and the building the houses the tiles. It is interesting to see then changes in both style and work over the centuries.

Thank jmeyersforeman
Reviewed 16 June 2017 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...

2  Thank BacchusRoma
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

1  Thank worldtraveller60745
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5 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
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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13 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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