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Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio

Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 380 367 3773
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Inspiring!

This is one of the must see spots in Palermo! We’ve learned so much about the floors in Sicily and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roxana Z
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If you love tiles and history of fine craftwork, it’s a must

I am a ceramics and tile lover, so couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit. I wasn’t... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
aussietraveller360
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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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  • Average2%
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Via Garibaldi 11 | Angolo Via Magione, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Roxana Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a ceramics and tile lover, so couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit. I wasn’t disappointed. This is a private collection of floor tiles from southern Italy, from handmade to more modern production. The tour is excellent explaining the history of processes and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a surprise to see, the collection is very impressive and amazing to think it is part of a private residence. Beautiful tiles, from 1700-1800's, so many, you cannot take it all in. Claudio, our guide, was excellent and really made it fun....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful collection and display of floor tiles from southern Italy 16-20th centuries. Excellent tour and insights provided by passionate, very knowledgeable young man. A brilliant discovery and extraordinary opportunity to appreciate this private art history. Must see!

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We stayed at the B&B upstairs from the museum and were lucky enough to be able to join the 1 hour tour of the museum. It is a wonderful collection that tells a lot about the history of Sicily. For the rest of our trip,...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

You will not find this place in any travel book or by asking your hotel. It is a private residence that offers showing of a personal (and vast) tile collection. Be sure the get directions from them or you will miss it! Also you have...More

Thank C23L
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Just wanted to thank our wonderful guide and the owner of the collection for doing such a great job turning the mundane into an art and preserving a piece of South Italian heritage. Beautiful place. Check the time for English/Italian tours before arriving is a...More

Thank Anastasia L
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This one-of-a-kind museum is a treasure trove of unusual and beautiful tiles, all from Sicily and southern Italy. The tour is extremely educational (and the guide spoke excellent English--there is also an Italian language tour available), especially if you have visited or will visit the...More

Thank KatherineInVermont
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This place was one of the most interesting I saw when in Palermo. It is a hidden gem in an unlikely place; you come upon a very old door in the street which looks very ordinary, but once inside, the building is very different. They...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Not well publicized, I'm glad that I was recommended to go to this unusual museum, actually the personal collection of one man who has been collecting antique Italian floor tiles since he was a child. You've got to go when there is a tour in...More

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Debbie812
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
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186525Elaine
5 March 2016|
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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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Guar19147
13 March 2015|
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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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