Museo Claudio Faina

Museo Claudio Faina, Orvieto: Hours, Address, Museo Claudio Faina Reviews: 4/5

Museo Claudio Faina
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Museum "Claudio Faina" of Orvieto is one of the more important Italian archaeological collections. It was put together by the Counts Mauro and Eugenio Faina between the 1860s and 1880s. It includes a coin cabinet composed of more than three thousand coins, prehistoric and protohistoric finds, buccheri, Etruscan figured pottery, bronzes, jewelry. The Attic black-figure and red-figure pottery, attributed to some of the greatest ceramists active in Athens at the time, is exceptional. The ground floor houses the Museo Civico, which exhibits the antiques collected during the nineteenth century by the City of Orvieto such as the "Venus" of Cannicella, the cippus in the shape of the head of a warrior, and the sculptural decoration of the pediment of the Temple of Belvedere. The museum is located right opposite the Cathedral of Orvieto.
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rshevlin2017
Seattle, WA44 contributions
One of the best places to admire Orvieto duomo's mosaics
Oct 2019
Besides the many great artifacts in this museum, one of the best reasons to go is the view of the Orvieto Duomo 's mosaics. Ascend to the 3rd floor and there is a long bank of widows overlooking the great square on the Duomo. You will at the same level as many of the mosaics across the square, making viewing easier (and less crowded!)
Written November 15, 2019
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theprimaet
Flagstaff, AZ58 contributions
The end of my conceit
Mar 2019
This ends my conceit of how dumb civilizations of the past are. It was a major surprise how advanced the Etruscans of 900 BC. I saw in their art and coinage they were every bit as intelligent as mankind today. With our three thousand more years of development in science and technology, they would have been our equals. Thanks for my epiphany.
Written November 7, 2019
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Buttons D
ST SIMONS ISLAND, United States5 contributions
Diiverse Museum
Dec 2018
We found it because it was located next to our hotel, am glad we did. Items in the museum were very diverse.
Written November 7, 2019
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SarahG57
Poole, UK115 contributions
Stunning Etruscan collection
Sep 2019
We have visited many Etruscan museums across Tuscany but this one has the most impressive collection of Etruscan vases you could hope to see. There is also some fine Etruscan jewellery and, for those interested, a large collection of Roman coins. But the Etruscan vases are the star of the show. You also get some wonderful views of the Duomo that you just cannot get from elsewhere - important as the front of the Duomo is covered in mosaics that really cannot be appreciated from the ground - and the ceilings in the actual museum are impressive too. Also has a lift for those who need one, giving access to all floors.
Written September 26, 2019
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Lepand
Ra'anana, Israel74 contributions
Anexcellent collection of Etruscan artifacts
Jul 2019
The museum was very well laid out with good lighting. The Etruscan collection is fantastic. The rooms they are displayed in are stunning. The roman coin collection according to my husband is amazing. The views of the Duomo were great.
Written August 18, 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA10,053 contributions
Well organized museum
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a large collection of locally found Etruscan artifacts. Everything you see was found in the Orvieto area.

The detail found in the jewelry, and the animal and human miniatures, was amazing.

There are also several rooms with displays of coins.

The very large collection of pottery allows you to trace the evolution of Etruscan art as they interacted with the Greeks, whose influence is evident.

Good signage with English translations.

There is a terrace on the second floor that will offer a great view of the Duomo, especially in the afternoon when the sun shines on the mosaics.

The palazzo itself is an attraction with its art and architecture.
Written May 8, 2019
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luvroma2
Reading, PA2,028 contributions
We were the only ones there
Sep 2018 • Couples
This museum has a nice collection of Etruscan artifacts and a large collection of ancient coins. It started out as one individual's private collection. It was included in our 5 museum ticket and is well worth a visit if you have any interest in Etruscan artifacts. It is closed Mondays.
Written October 13, 2018
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Peter S
Phillipsburg, NJ164 contributions
Etruscan Treasures
Jun 2018
Located across the Piazza from the Duomo, the Museo Claudio Faina offers an opportunity to gaze upon some amazing Etruscan pottery which was excavated earlier in the 20th century. There's also an extensive collection of Roman coins for enthusiasts of this type of treasure. Best of all are some of the great views from the second and third floor front windows of the exterior of the Duomo. You won't get a better look at this incredible cathedral.
Written July 12, 2018
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mombir
Dunedin, New Zealand94 contributions
Gone Roman
May 2018 • Couples
Superb museum dedicated to the Etruscans who were the early settlers of the Orvieto region of Italy. Well laid out and displayed for easy viewing it was well worth the 4.5€ admission. It is a must for any ancient history buff.
Written May 15, 2018
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ4,774 contributions
Wonderful Etruscan Museum
May 2017 • Couples
We had extra time here so we decided to see this museum. It turned out to be better than expected. It had a cool collection of Estruscan pottery and figure heads as well as Roman coins. There is a terrace on the second floor with a view of Piazza Duomo. Some of the vases here were from BC.
Written November 14, 2017
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  • Wed - Mon 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM