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Address: Piazza Duomo 29, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 0763/341511
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Just the right size

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Perth Australia
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New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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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 

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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.

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As discussed earlier worth a visit an amazing collection of ancient coins was their home which they turned into a museum just across from the Duomo.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This museum features a well selected collection of Etruscan artifacts, with multilingual information, that can begin to involve you in understanding the history of the mediterranean region, and the significant effect this pre-roman culture had on it all. If you aren't familiar with Etruscan culture and arts, do NOT miss this opportunity to understand the fundamentals behind Rome and much... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This museum is directly across the piazza from the Orvieto Duomo and should be included in your visit for several reasons. The museum is mainly upstairs and has windows that look to the Duomo allowing you to clearly see the designs on the front of the church in a way that is impossible from the ground looking up, secondly the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This Etruscan museum has much to interest the traveller, especially because the exhibits come from the local area. The Etruscan civilisation was prior to the Romans and the museum has many beautiful examples of their artisan skills.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

You know right away that Orvieto is a pottery town. The streets are lined with shops that sell various takes on the traditional medieval and renaissance Magiolica pottery of the region. A lot of it is impressive, some not so much. Having lived in a pottery town in Japan (Bizen) for a number of years I prefer more rustic and... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Although we heard and read many articles about Orvieto, we do not remember hearing about this Museum, facing the Duomo. The whole collection is superb, considering the fact that it was assembled or collected over 100 years ago, when doing such things was not easy. There are three floors to see and we also had the chance to open a... More 

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a nice sized museum which includes findings from local Etruscan sites. There are vases, coins, plates and jewelry. This museum, which is included in the Orvieto Carta Unica ticket, is closed on Monday.

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