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Mirto Palace House Museum (Palazzo Mirto Casa Museo)
Mirto Palace House Museum (Palazzo Mirto Casa Museo)

Mirto Palace House Museum (Palazzo Mirto Casa Museo)

Free admission
Via Merlo, 2, Palermo, 90133

The basics

Palazzo Mirto was built in the late 18th century by the Lanza Filangieri family, princes of the nearby town of Mirto. The family resided in the palace until 1982, when they bequeathed the property to the region of Sicily. Today, visitors can tour the public halls and private apartments on multiple stories of this sumptuous “house museum.” Interior highlights include precious antiques, Murano glass chandeliers, paintings and tapestries, a smoking room with a leather floor, and a dazzling “Chinese Salon” with silk wallpaper and black lacquer furniture.

A visit to Palazzo Mirto can easily be combined with a guided walking tour or shore excursion through Palermo’s historic center. Nearby highlights include the Pretoria Fountain, Royal Palace, Cathedral, and Massimo Theater. Gourmands can sample Palermo’s traditional street food while sightseeing on a food tour. Alternatively, you can explore the city’s top sights independently with a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

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Things to know before you go

  • Architecture enthusiasts will be fascinated by this noble palace’s jumble of styles and elements.
  • The palace is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Comfortable shoes are a must for exploring the palace and historic center on foot.
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How to get there

Palazzo Mirto is located in the Kalsa quarter of Palermo’s old town. It’s easy to reach on foot by walking down the Via Merlo from the port and station, where ferries and trains from Italy’s mainland arrive.

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When to get there

The palace is closed on Mondays and Sunday afternoons, and weekends get the largest crowds of visitors. Visit in the middle of the day to escape the soaring temperatures of this Sicilian city.

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Palermo’s Kalsa District

One of the most storied areas of Palermo, Kalsa gets its name from the Arabic al Khalesa, meaning “the chosen”; it is also known as Mandamento Tribunali, meaning "district of courts," as the Inquisition courts were once located in the quarter’s Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri. Today, area highlights include the Renaissance art in the 15th-century Palazzo Abatellis, the Byzantine mosaics in the 12th-century Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, and the monumental Fontana Pretoria in Piazza Pretoria.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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