Museo Faggiano

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Museo Faggiano
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cherryblossom50
Church Stretton, UK371 contributions
A don't miss place if you are visiting Lecce. Excellent museum, excavations within the house uncovered the way it had been used since the mesopotamia era. A good back story to how it was discovered too! Descriptions of each numbered area in all languages and a friendly front desk person. Really interesting!
Written November 12, 2021
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Matthew J
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Sep 2021 • Couples
Very good experience. Staffed by the family who discovered the thousands of years of history, delightful talking to them and hearing the story of the discovery
Written September 11, 2021
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Nicholas L
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Apr 2021 • Couples
I've never been to a museum like this before and was absolutely stunned. In a place like Italy, it's easy to have everything blend together. Every museum has dozens or hundreds of artifacts that date from the Paleolithic or Bronze Age or Mideval periods. At some point, it's like drinking from a fire hose--what's another clay pot or marble statue of yet another Roman senator or Pope?

Il Museo Faggiano is a literal archealogical excavation. A place like Pompeii is amazing because of its expanse in space. Aided by an imagination, one can walk around in a single moment in time. The Faggiano museum is expansive through time. The vertical layers of the house, the layers of the walls all reflect a single space's multitudes of uses over the past two millennia culminating in the Faggiano family's humble discovery of what was there.

The value of the experience far exceeds the price of admission. The museum is by itself a reason to visit Lecce.
Written May 30, 2021
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Dan S
Maidstone, UK80 contributions
Only a few minutes walk from the Amphitheater this museum is definitely worth a visit.
It’s over several levels of what until recently was a private house. Masses of history with a clear guide in English available. Was only 5 Euros for adults.
Written August 5, 2020
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Clive Drew
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Jul 2020 • Solo
I went to Museo Faggiano on a spur of the moment visit but highly recommend it! Fascinating story - it’s so funny that some run-of-the-mill plumbing repairs led to the discovery of the house’s history. The two sons of the founder were very knowledgable too and showed me around the ground floor of the property. Definitely visit if you are in Lecce.
Written July 25, 2020
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mdrpr
Iowa City, IA20 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited Museo Faggiano on a beautiful day in mid-November 2019, spending about 2 hours there. This unique museum & archeological site, located in the heart of the historic center of Lecce, about a 5-minute walk from Pzza Sant’Oronzo, was well worth the low price of admission & was a highlight of our stay in Lecce. The charming signora Faggiano met us at the entrance & provided (in Italian, of which we understood about 60%) a history of the site (a very fascinating story indeed) as we wandered around the ground level. But the signora had to watch the front entrance, so could not accompany us for the latter 75% of our visit. The tour is self-guided & the English-language material provided was extremely well-written. From ground level, you wind your way down staircases into underground chambers going back to the time of Christ. You can also visit the upstairs of the structure which has its own interesting history. A truly unique experience. As we left, we met two of the very pleasant Faggiano sons who had done much of the digging & were happy to provide us with even more history. It is worth reading the 2015 NYT article posted outside the museum, or (better) google “NYT, centuries of Italian history are unearthed in quest to fix toilet” before you get there. This private, family-run museum is a definite must-see in Lecce. Very highly recommended.
Written April 8, 2020
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Gilly C
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
Feb 2020
What an amazing place to visit. This family run museum is a work in progress, unearthing 2,000 years of history. Discovered, quite by chance, when digging was required to renew the sewer pipes in the house above. And digging for this work unearthed what lay beneath. Underground rooms, cisterns, escape tunnels, tombs and thousands of artifacts. Thus the house became a museum. It was actually featured in the New York Times. We were given really good background information and advice before we started the tour and then we wandered around at our leisure. Everything was well displayed and labelled. Well worth a visit.
Written April 1, 2020
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GRS-SJS
Sebastopol, CA1,284 contributions
Oct 2019
Our host at the B&B told us the story behind this museum. He felt we really needed to visit, so glad we did. This is a family run museum, they are very proud of their find. The wife sells the tickets and give you a numbered catalog handout in your language to follow. The story of this "find" is amazing. You a really walking back in time as you view the treasures that were hidden with this building. We were able to meet Mr. Faggiano at the end of our tour. He told us there is more to discover in this site and he is going to keep on digging.
Written February 27, 2020
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redsleuth
Dublin, Ireland12 contributions
It was my last evening in Lecce and I thought I would pay a visit. I hadn't seen any reviews so was really engrossed with the story. It is an absolutely fascinating tale. The owner's son was a mine of information and just brought the whole visit to life. Intriguing to hear of different centuries of life all in the one spot. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would like to thank the family for such an informative trip.
Written February 22, 2020
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EmptyNest0603
71 contributions
Feb 2020
We loved visiting this little slice of history! What a great story that will make you wonder what else is hidden in this town .... worth the stop if you are in Lecce. Wish an audio tour was available as docent didn’t speak our language, but the handout was pretty thorough.
Written February 18, 2020
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