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Museo Faggiano Lecce

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Address: Via Ascanio grandi, 56, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832.300528
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Unexpected history

A tiny jewel of a museum that is a private home. Thousands of years of history all around you and your tour guide is a family member. A must see in southern Italy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A tiny jewel of a museum that is a private home. Thousands of years of history all around you and your tour guide is a family member. A must see in southern Italy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Interesting little house like museum which began as a house and where a cistern with a story was discovered. The attendant handed out a self service guide and ensures we saw what what we needed too . Puts the age and history of the area into perspective.

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Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited yesterday with our two children 6 and 10. The children went in free and we paid a few euros each to a very welcoming gentleman on the door. He gave us an English guide to follow which was very informative and easy to use. Each point of interest was numbered to a corresponding explanation in the guide. There... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Certainly this trip to Italy has had some interesting moments and one such was yesterday at the Faggiano Museum in Lecce, a brilliant, small museum, totally unlike any as I've ever seen before and fascinating as it was by chance that it's long history was discovered not too many years ago when some remodeling was done that led to significant... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A very charming and quirky little museum. Parts of this old building have been conserved in order to expose a very interesting history of not just the building itself but also of the site upon which the current building is standing. A very charming and helpful lady greeted me and though we didn't speak the same language she was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is one of the very interesting sites of Puglia. Evidence of Cellar Rooms, silos, granary, tombs, gravesand underground walkways, recovered during the restoration.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

2,000 years of history in what looks like a normal Lecce house. This family run museum shows the ruins of a convent that was only discovered when renovations to the house were undertaken. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were astonished at the amount of work that went into developing and maintaining this museum and we would suggest that it is a wonderful discovery for those visiting Lecce. The ladies who greeted us are the widow and daughter of one of the early assistants who helped excavate the astonishing underground caverns, cisterns, and ancient spaces. They were most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

An unexpected and unusual place to visit. Hidden behind an ordinary looking house front is a treasure trove of archeological finds Well worth a visit, and not like any other museum that I have seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's a great stop. I didn't think much of it but once I walked it, you would be provided a little notebook explaining what all the spots are and what different rooms are used for. One was used for drying the bodies....apparently, the nun would hang a dead body and let the blood drip until it's all dried up and... More 

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