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International Ceramic Museum
Ranked #1 of 59 things to do in Faenza
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The MIC offers a complete vision of the ceramic cultures belonging to any age and place; pieces from the Far and Middle East, from South America and all Europe allow the visitors to have a unique experience. It was founded in 1908 and now it preserves more than 60.000 ceramics, from antiquity to nowadays, all housed in great and suggestive architectural spaces. Ceramic masterpieces from the Renaissance, works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Leger, Burri, Fontana and other innumerable examples of excellence, make the MIC a unique museum in the world.
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is a fantastic museum, with incredible range of both Italian and International ceramics. It isn't to be missed!

Visited March 2014
2 Thank Hollie C
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“"A must see" for lovers of ceramic art”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Have been here twice. I could never tire of it. Probably the best collection in the world. We were fortunate on this latest trip to see a temporary exhibition of work selected from the 58th International Ceramics competition

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Buckosmum
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Definitely worth the half hour train trip from bologna”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We went on a Sunday and website and guide book said it was open at 9.30 but it didn't open til 10.00. That was our only complaint. Marvellous museum with huge collection from pre Colombian until the present. We walked for two hours, went outside for lunch, then back in for another hour. Would have been longer if feet and knees had allowed it. Very very highly recommended for anyone with an interest in ceramics.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Trina40
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Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“delightful museum that allows ceramics to shine”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We found this museum as we walked around Faenza. I didn't know much about ceramics, and wondered about a whole museum of them.

What a nice surprise. The museum is well organized, and the collections from different periods and regions are presented in a fascinating manner.

Faenza is a pleasant town, and we enjoyed walking around after our museum visit. Next time we're in the region, we're planning a return visit.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank sfgardener
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Florence, Italy
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782 reviews
328 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
“A museum that is worth the trip”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Usually the ceramic sections of the big museums are a bit boring. But this is not the case when you are in a great museum like this, entirely devoted to ceramics, in a city that was one of the capitals of the world in this manufacture. The wealth of the collections allows you to build an attractive summary of the ceramics throughout the world. There is also space for the technological aspect: some well made maquettes of traditional manufacturing techniques illustrate the different traditions in this field. Recommendable.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank Brun066
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