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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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House with built in "dead dryer".

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
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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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Punta Gorda, Florida
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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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Stoney Stanton Leics
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was in Lecce for just one night and wandered around the old part of Lecce photographing the buildings and alleyways. I was thrilled to stumble onto this incredible archaeological museum. The family was very inviting and the multiple levels of ancient history were well documented in English. What a discovery while the morning organized tour of our group knew... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This museum is so interesting and is a must if you are in Lecce. There is no charge but you will want to leave a donation as it is such an fascinating building.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This family run museum is a great discovery. Millenary strata of history can be found and it was an amazing experience to do. Highly recommended

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