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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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... Especially because of the interesting story that others have also described. We did not have high expectations but were pleasantly surprised. It is 30-45 minutes with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

... Especially because of the interesting story that others have also described. We did not have high expectations but were pleasantly surprised. It is 30-45 minutes with interesting looks into a world long forgotten.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the fascinating things about Italian towns, is the depth of their history. And in this delightful museum contained within the footprint and walls of a traditional house, you can certainly delve into those depths! The owner's dream of a trattoria and difficulties with a broken sewer pipe led to excavation, at first informally but later under archaeological supervision.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This family run museum is brilliantly curated and fantastic value. Some really interesting stories and artefacts and well as plenty of exploring you can do yourself in the wells and ditches that go underground. Overall it takes about 30 minutes to see the museum, about perfect really. A fantastic and unique museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I learned of Museo Faggiano just before leaving the US for a week in Lecce, and yes, it was on Trip Advisor! It is located a couple blocks beyond the uncovered half of the Roman arena, so watch for house numbers.To think a broken sewer pipe was the reason Sr. Faggiano 'had' to excavate his building, and create a 2000yr... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Discovered this museum through a recent NY Times article. Amazing history literally buried in the location. Easy self-guided tours in various languages takes around 1 hr max. Met two of the sons of the father who excavated the site and they shared their own photos in a scrap book. A great way to learn about the history of Lecce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Loved the fact that it was a family museum... most unusual and full of articles that were found under the floor when the owner was renovating,. He just kept digging, and then more digging, and then MORE! Its a real MUST, and kids will love it. Lots of steps and stairs and creepy spooky rooms and dungeon. The owners are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

For 3 Euro it can't be beat. Very interesting and you can get in and out in 30 minutes. Read the article in the NY Times. It's actually more engrossing than the article suggests.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We popped in here for a visit on an overcast day. It was very interesting to see the layers of development that have made Lecce the city it is today. I recommend you visit this small museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Everybody has been to a PUBLIC museum or even a PRIVATE museum owned by a trust or foundation. But how many times have you been to a FAMILY run museum, where the founder and manager and discoverer and cashier and custodian and trustee and geologist and art director and so on is the PAPA and his MOGLIE (wife) and his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

An amazing place that was going to be a restaurant until the owner tried to find the sewer to fix a water problem... You are encouraged to descend the twisting metal staircase and view their excavation and discoveries and share their wonderment. (3 euros)

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Address: Via Ascanio grandi, 56, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832.300528
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce

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