B&B Stanze del Genio

B&B Stanze del Genio

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

  • Best For Families, Couples
  • Rooms 4
  • Highlights 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
  • Holiday Offers A 3-night break starts from £ 260 per person sharing a deluxe room including breakfast and private airport transfers from Palermo airport

B&B Stanze del Genio

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


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.


Hidden Palermo: Stanze del Genio House-Museum

Hidden Palermo: Stanze del Genio House-Museum

The House-Museum Stanze al Genio is a private house inside Palazzo Torre-Piraino and represents one of the most fascinating collections of Sicilian majolica. The palace was built between 1500 and 1600 and belonged to the Fernandez family of Valdes; in 1700 the property was acquired by the Princes of Torre and Benso.