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“Sicilian aristocracy”
Review of Palazzo Mirto

Palazzo Mirto
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US$114.17*
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Palermo Segway Tour
Ranked #15 of 466 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Aristocratic palace full of charm and full equipped with numerous lavishly furnished rooms and accompanied by amazing burials. Each room has a rich period furniture, paintings of great value, tapestries, vases... Old pictures that make you think of atmospheres of times when these spaces were lived by ladies and gentlemen in elegant dress code and "gattopardo" style dancing dances.  A jump in the past!


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Reviewed 19 February 2018

On our last day in Palermo we went to visit this Palazzo, It is amazing each room filled to the brim and bursting with amazing things from the very beautiful china to the ornate bedroom to the courtyard with the fountain decorations all made from shells.

It is sad in some ways too as this was lived in until 1982 but now is a memorial to the family and their life

However it is well worth a visit and be sure to cover the stables and kitchen which are a bit hidden.

This will take two to three hours to do the place justice and the little booklet gives lots of information worth taking the time to read it for each room.
We were the only visitors on our tour round it might get crowded in the summer and there is a bit of walking and lots of stairs to climb.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Palazzo Mirto is the former home of a wealthy Sicilian family. It does not look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you. Inside you'll find room after room filled with a rich collection of furnishings the family acquired over the years. Mirto feels like a behind-the-scenes peek into another place and time. Now...be warned. There are plenty of steps to navigate. It probably gets hot in the summer. The restoration of the building and furnishings is not perfect. It's a little mangy in parts. And the descriptions of the family and the history could use a lot of detail. But looking past all that, we still loved this wonderful time capsule. It's worth an hour or two.

Thank MrGaucho1987
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had a couple of wonderful hours in this beautifully furnished estate. As we walked through the rooms we felt the lifestyle of the wealthy. There is enough written information regarding the rooms that it made the experience even more enjoyable.We loved the details, tile, collections, furniture, artwork. There were very few people so it was easy to take pictures and take our time. The staff was very accommodating and cheerful. we were heading out and a staff member encouraged us to look at the stables and the kitchen. We would have missed them. Make sure you don't. I would recommend reading a little about it as a background before you go. We did and it made a big difference.

Thank Beverly B
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Not too big, not too small, full of beautiful rooms, tiled floors and decorations. A charming house where you can take great photos. My favourite attraction in Palermo.

Thank Joscar71
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