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I came upon the Faggiano Museum by chance and this is its story. In 2001, Luciano Faggiano, a chef and owner of a house, decided to open a trattoria with his sons. But the house had problems with dampness so he was forced to break...More
We visited here mid afternoon - the opening hours are vast so helped when churches were closed.
Ran entirely by a family it’s an incredible work of art in a way, with the whole house forming an exhibition.
You get given some notes to help...More
When you walk in, they ask you what language and give you a leaflet with the main points in detailed description. All the main points in the museum were clearly labeled and easy to read about it. I get a sense that the description doesn't...More
Not a typical museum- fascinating story and artefacts to look at. Really unusual and gives you an amazing sense of history. It’s not run by curators- local people. Interesting place to visit and worth fee to help keep it open
it's difficult to define this place beacuse it's really unique. they discover more than 2.000 years of hisotry in a middle class house in the city center of lecce. all the family dig this place with the supervision of the archeologist. it's been published on...More
This museum was founded by the Faggiano family in 2008 following a chance discovery of archaeological finds while cleaning out a sewer beneath the house. This is the story of their discovery of almost 2000 years of history in this one building and site. Simply...More
... if you are looking as a primary stop, you may be disappointed. The positive aspects of this small museum is that it has a great story in its discovery. Ancient Greek cultural artifacts were found here. Roman grain storage and a Franciscan convent were...More
We stumbled across this small family museum in a side street in Lecce and were amazed and delighted. It contains archaeology on site within a living building spanning centuries, a really fascinating experience. Don’t miss.