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Musei Archeologici Faina e Civico

Piazza Duomo 29, Orvieto, Italy
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Ranked #13 of 25 Attractions in Orvieto
Type: Museums
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Well organized with the best multilingual descriptions of any of Orvieto's museums. A first rate collection of Etruscan artifacts.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Not to be missed. This museum in a beautiful palazzo has incredible Etruscan artifacts in it. The material on exhibit is a rare accumulation of many types of items dating back 700 years B.C. It gives a rare view of early Etruscan life in and around Orvieto.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

When you arrive in Orvieto's spacious Piazza Duomo, the main square in the hill-town of Orvieto (90-minutes by train from Roma Termini), you'll find this interesting three-story museum directly opposite the Orvieto Cathedral. It's in an old Palazzo, and its three floors are packed with thousands of archaeological discoveries from the local area, ranging from fine pottery and sculpture to... More

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SF Bay Area California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We found this museum very interesting and well laid out. Be sure and check out the male/male debauchery on several of the terra cotta/black urns!!

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I have attended the exhibits here and was blessed by the atifcats located in this place. NICE tour

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

It was cool seeing all of the pottery and sculpture that had been taken down from the church itself, but the signage was poor if you didn't speak Italian (my own fault, I know!). I think it's worth a quick visit (which is all we did) if you have the Orvieto pass. Otherwise, I wouldn't pay for it on its... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

This museum has been "improved" recently. Before it had life, variety and the best view of the upper part of the Duomo. Now it consists of pots in glass cases. What happened to all the Etruscan jewellery, now reduced to a single cabinet? Very boring and some of the staff appear equally bored.

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