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Museo Claudio Faina

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Address: Piazza Duomo 29, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 0763/341511
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Small Etruscan museum opposite the Duomo.

Well-presented Etruscan artifacts and in particular some very fine pottery. Translations of display cards into English is always helpful. Absolutely empty when we visited in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Much of the attention of the museum is devoted to the benefactors who promoted its existence. A few treasures, a Venus for example, are here plus a number of very old ceramic ware from the 8th or 9th century BC and many coins and Greek style vases and other pottery.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Well-presented Etruscan artifacts and in particular some very fine pottery. Translations of display cards into English is always helpful. Absolutely empty when we visited in the late afternoon. Also visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale across Piazza Duomo

Thank Hilarywears
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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 October 25, 2015

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 

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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 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

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
Somerset, United Kingdom
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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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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 

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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 

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