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Palazzo Mirto

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Via Merlo 2, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting glimpse into another era. Written English guide to house is confusing and incomplete. The house contains a jumble of styles from different eras, not particularly curated or displayed to great effect. But then perhaps this is how the family left it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AthenaHouston
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We were very pleasantly surprised by this palace which brought back memories of the Hapsburgs' in Vienna but this one is less luxurious

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank powder95
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A rambling and crumbly Villa left as it was when the last incumbent died. If you like OTT Rococco the fountain is a must (I don't!). Very quirky...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

An interesting old palazzo with a beautiful Pompei inspired courtyard and fountain seen from a window. Furnishings and pictures etc. otherwise undistinguished, but still a window onto how the aristocracy lived.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pjg3
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Out of the way, but well worth the effort. Self-guided tour of "how things were" for the rich and famous. A lovely mix of opulence and practical, functional homeliness that even the rich and famous may have craved.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bukbuk51
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The Palazzo Mirto is a rare survival from the opulent days of Palermo, while many other palazzi are decaying or in ruins. It was the lavish 18th and 19th home of the princes of Lanza Filangieri, though the building is older, and the family obviously...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Definitely not be missed when visiting Palermo .. a super chance to re-live “the Leopard “ experience and get a first hand feel of the lifestyle of Sicilian nobility.. perfectly preserved Palzzo Mirto in all it’s past glory .. super !!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank titusrex65
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this Palazzo that is near the Spanish Inquisition Graffiti Museum near the Garabaldi square near the road along the waterfront. We came across this wonderful snapshot in time while waiting for a late afternoon English speaking tour of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Myfanwyfood
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This place is well worth a visit. It has the authentic atmosphere of an old family home, with lots of antiques and fascinating objects. It also has a lot of personally signed photographs to members of the aristocratic Mirto family from members of the Italian...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit a house in Palermo that had been kept in largely original condition and this certainly fitted the bill. I’m not sure how much is actually original but it gave the impression that the owners had just popped out (probably to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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26 December 2015|
Response from giuseppe62pa |
uscendo dal porto sulla sinistra, percorri circa un kilometro e arrivi a Piazza Marina, dove trovi Palazzo Mirto, scusa se rispondo solo adesso,ma mi sono accorto ora del messaggio, un saluto..:-)
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