Stanze al Genio – Private Collection of Sicilian Tiles

Stanze el Genio in Palermo, Sicily   http://www.stanzealgenio.it/

This private collection of Sicilian tiles is absolutely a hidden gem.The collection has more than 2300 tiles from sixteenth to early twentieth century. The owner started collecting tiles on the streets as a child, and now he has probably the largest tile collection in the world.

Stanze el Genio is not easy to find, but well worth the effort. The collection is located in a private apartment, with a tiny entrance on a sketchy street corner. It took quite a bit of courage to ring the bell.

I don’t think I can describe the tiles better than the pictures, so…

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