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Museo Faggiano Lecce

Via Ascanio grandi, 56, 73100 Lecce, Italy
0832.300528
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We passed the museum several times without entering. Luckily we met the son of the owner and he told us the story of how the museum came about, and we immediately went and loved the place. The Museo Faggiano is unique and don't miss it!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Extremely interesting museum; competent, helpful and friendly owners. Suitable for children. Really enjoyable visit, definitely a must when in Lecce.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I read about this museum online and thought that it sounded really interesting but unless you know a bunch about the history and/or about architecture you find that you expected to see more inside. The rooftop is cool but I wouldn't say the best view in the city unless you like to see a lot of roofs and antennas.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Museo Faggiano is a private exhibition inside a home whose owner had to dig under his house for repairs one day, and discovered an amazing wealth of hallways, cisterns, and pottery shards in what was once a convent. Two scientific (presumably) researchers helped to restore the place and create a sort of archaeological freak show. You are able to... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Incredible--could have spent all day there. An old family house that uncovered layers of ruins that will amaze you. You can wander around to your heart's content and keep finding new things to look at. Hidden away in a "residential" area but well worth the search.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We came upon this wonderful museum in passing and nearly didn't go in as it seemed tiny - in fact it leads up and down over many levels and through many centuries. A fascinating and delightful opportunity to see the history of Lecce displayed through the layers of overbuilding revealed, with an array of artefacts and treasures to spot in... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Be sure visit this Museo Faggiano di Lecce - It's an Archeological Museum run locally, and personally by the Faggiano family. This is where they are actively digging and finding more and more ancient ruins inside and underneath their house. We could talk to the owners and operators for as long as we wanted. They are very hands-on - such... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

the story is fascinating......the more they tried to restore the house during the last few decades, the more they discovered. Seems like the world has received a fabulous gift from one family to share this look into hundreds of years. The house now has been miraculously "excavated" to reveal its fascinating past. SEE IT WHILE IT IS THERE!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

You can't miss visiting this house! When they started renovating it they uncovered an amazing history and archeology. Knights Templar, nunnery, chapel, buried bodies. Just fascinating

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Bahamas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

A house turned into a Historical Archeological Museum by the Faggiano family, an amazing piece of history, still a work in progress. Thoroughly enjoyed all the information given to us and the fact that they make it possible to see so many of the cisterns and passageways they have found. The story of the people who lived in this house... More

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