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Address: Piazza Duomo 29, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 0763/341511
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Beautiful, to be visited together with Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Today it would no longer be possible to create such museum, totally filled as it is with privately-owned archeological findings belonging to a family. But in the XIX century the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have made Etruscan life the theme of my holiday, and thoroughly enjoyed this museum. First the entrance fee was very reasonable, and the receptionist was very pleasant. Then I watched an audio-visual presentation - although it was in Italian, I understood key phrases and there was the occasional sub-title with dates. I went through the three floors successively, impressed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today it would no longer be possible to create such museum, totally filled as it is with privately-owned archeological findings belonging to a family. But in the XIX century the laws were not so strict, so that it was possible to the Faina family, Mauro first, then his successors, to accumulate such treasures, that they later devolved to Orvieto municipality.... More 

Thank Giulio1412
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If you are interested in Etruscan history then make sure you visit this museum opposite the main cathedral of Orvieto. It was a private collection and has a large number of coins, jewellery, bronzes, vases, cups and pots. The collection on the first floor palace is housed in beautifully painted original rooms whereas those on the second floor are modern.... More 

Thank Susan D
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is originally a private museum now owned by the government. It does contain a lot of nice Etruscan finds, but also a very interesting and impressive numismatic collection. English language explanations are okay but could be improved. On balance, this is probably the nicest museum in town.

Thank Olle W
Frome, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent museum - so much to see, and beautifully laid out. So interesting to look at elaborate, beautiful Etruscan-made jewellery, or c ois that were handled thousands of years ago.

Thank VMB76
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This museum is private, on a different ticket than the Duomo museums across the piazza (which are also excellent). That said, it is well worth the price. Rooms and rooms full of Etruscan vases and pottery, icons, coins other items recovered in various archaeological efforts around Orvieto, Perugia and other places formerly inhabited by the Etruscans (who were apparently wiped... More 

Thank JEwing4
Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A well-done museum with an amazing collection of antiquities, especially Etruscan pottery. The beautiful palazzo itself is worth a visit, and you haven't seen Orvieto's Duomo until you've seen it from the second-floor windows of the Faina Museum.

Thank DavidC30223
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

While this museum is not large in size, its contents are well worth a visit. On the lower level are several rooms featuring Etruscan finds. The upper floors exhibit the collection of the former owner of the palazzo. The palazzo itself is worth the visit. You get a peak at how a wealthier person of a gone by era lived... More 

Thank Kathy321NewJersey
Perth Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Directly across the square from the Duomo stands is a palazzo which houses Museo Claudio Faina & Museo Civico. The palazzo was the home of the Faina family from the 1800s until 1954, starting with Claudio Snr and a century later being left to the Municipality of Orvieto by Claudio Jnr. Although the property is noted as a museum, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This small museum houses an impressive private collection. The museum is both about the story of the relics and the story of the collectors. Anyone who is into that stuff should visit. An added bonus is the richly decorated building.

Thank Amirhir

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