B&B Stanze Del Genio

TYPOLOGIES

Towns of Sicily

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City

Activities/Interests

Romance, Sightseeing

£ 265 pp

Highlights

A B&B House-Museum tracing the tradition of Italian majolica from the 1500s to the late 1800s thanks to the owner's passion.

A mix of home and museum, the Stanze al Genio is a unique place to stay.

In the historic Kalsa district, the beating heart of Palermo.

Rooms:

4 charming double rooms

From

from £ 265 per person

Including

3 nights sharing a double room

Daily breakfast

Private airport transfers

Travel planning

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International flights

Skip-the-line Museum tickets and private tours

Out-of-town excursions and food tours

Overview

From a slightly dilapidated doorway (don't be fooled by appearances!), you enter a historic building. On the second floor, you'll find the B&B Stanze del Genio.

 

Common areas styled with Sicilian antique furniture, antique floors, liberty style frescoes and four rooms with modern functionality. Each is equipped with double glazing and is furnished differently with its own private bathroom and a balcony.

 

A delicious breakfast is served here with an assortment of freshly baked croissants and cannoli. There is also a beautiful terrace overlooking the inner courtyard.

 

On the first floor, the House Museum (Free visit at 3 pm in English and at 4 pm in Italian) displays a collection of nearly 5000 Italian majolica tiles.

 

Majolica at the entrance, in the kitchen, in the dining room. Compositions along the entire living room. The glance is impressive. they are displayed in the various rooms lived by the owners on a daily basis. The collection, divided in ages and geographical origin, is one of the world's richest open to the public.

 

Stanze al Genio is a treasure trove of tiles and more. There are minor collections made up of antique toys, tin boxes, vintage items and vintage stationery.

Map

Le Stanze del Genio is located in the historic district of Kalsa, inside the Palazzo Torre Pirajno (XVI-XVII century). It's named after the nearby Fontana del Genio, depicting a crowned elder and a snake feeding on his chest, located in Piazza Rivoluzione. The latter is one of the oldest quarters of Palermo's historic centre as well as the fulcrum of the city's recent Renaissance.  

Facilities

Hotel

Breakfast Air Conditioning LCD flat screen TV Wi-Fi internet Bathroom Amenities Hairdryer