Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, Palermo

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A house-museum covered with beautiful ceramic tiles, Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio is located in the Palazzo Torre Piraino. Tiles from the 16th to the 20th centuries completely cover the walls of this private home, which is open to the public for tours. Tiles were affectionately collected over 30 years, including those saved from the bombing wreckage of World War II. Calling ahead for a reservation is necessary in order to visit the museum. Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • I'm not sure how a museum can be so unassuming from the outside yet is a real gem inside. There is only a small name on the buzzer to enter but what lies inside is wall to wall ceramic tiles and...  more »
  • What a surprise to find my way to this privaye house museum in the old town of Palermo. Up some stairs a young man, Claudio, passionately shares his knowledge of this old southern Italian art, tile...  more »
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  • Do not be deterred by the entrance. To the right of the door at No.11 use the top left intercom buzzer. Once inside, absolutely fabulous !! I love that the owner lives in the apartment and has decorated home with the collection, which is elegant in its own way. You get an intro tour and can then wander the rooms. I have no problem with paying an entry fee, a lot goes into this and you get personal guiding. Highly recommended. #stanzealgenio
  • Really special experience - fascinating. We just rocked up without warning shortly before it closed and we were given an interesting, intimate and very friendly tour through the palazzo and collection (in English). A must!

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