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Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio

Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Highlight of a trip to Palermo

This museum is a fascinating window into the architecture and history of this amazing city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fascinating Collection of Antique Italian Floor Tiles in a Palazzo

If you appreciate ceramic art (majolica) and centuries of Italian craftsmanship that reflects... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
Joy J
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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...more
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Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 380 367 3773
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a fascinating window into the architecture and history of this amazing city. Brilliantly explained and clearly laid out. Floor tiles - unexpectedly enchanting!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

If you appreciate ceramic art (majolica) and centuries of Italian craftsmanship that reflects Italy's Greek, Roman, and Arab influences, contact this museum and request a tour. The tour times are limited, so plan ahead a bit. This collection is in a private home, representing decades...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joy J
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Very interesting guided tour of residence with huge collection of tiles. Take the private tour if you are interested. It is relatively easy to find if you google map it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank steverM186NH
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is such a quirky, interesting place where a chap has been collecting these beautiful, historically important tiles since he was a young boy. I think it's his life's passion as this is his own private collection inside his beautiful home. It is still a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lainey B
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time in the museum with nice and informative explanations. The privately owned place is probably the largest collection of tiles in the world. Worth every cent! The entry looks unspectacular but inside it's a dream! You must ring the bell, it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

You might think tiles aren't very exciting. Well, you'd be bang wrong. A fascinating museum in private rooms that isn't that easy to find. It's number 11, ring the bell as if it was an apartment, and check the opening times - you've got only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Not written about much in guide books or online, this place is well worth visiting. We booked a tour in advance as the museum is basically in a private house that only opens two hours a day. Our guide spoke incredibly good English and was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank hugh d
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing unique collection worth of millions nowadays. But this museum is not famous because it is private. Уникальная частная коллекция итальянской плитки. Но этот небольшой музей малоизвестен.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tatyana K
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for right price tiles then this is not the place for you. If you want to see a unique collection of hand crafted Italian tiles from the last few centuries GET TO THIS PLACE. A collection of over 5000 tiles. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ciara S
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the must see spots in Palermo! We’ve learned so much about the floors in Sicily and about the production of the tiles. It was inspiring and a great way to finish our trip. Thank you and hopefully we’ll comeback soon to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RoxanaZ12
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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
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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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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