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“Don't Miss this Museum”

Museo Faggiano Lecce
Ranked #5 of 108 things to do in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't Miss this Museum”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Incredible--could have spent all day there. An old family house that uncovered layers of ruins that will amaze you. You can wander around to your heart's content and keep finding new things to look at. Hidden away in a "residential" area but well worth the search.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant unexpected treat”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We came upon this wonderful museum in passing and nearly didn't go in as it seemed tiny - in fact it leads up and down over many levels and through many centuries. A fascinating and delightful opportunity to see the history of Lecce displayed through the layers of overbuilding revealed, with an array of artefacts and treasures to spot in every nook and cranny. Once you reach the roof enjoy the most wonderful panorama of this beautiful city. Do not miss this experience if you are nearby!

Visited October 2013
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best museum to visit in Lecce”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Be sure visit this Museo Faggiano di Lecce - It's an Archeological Museum run locally, and personally by the Faggiano family. This is where they are actively digging and finding more and more ancient ruins inside and underneath their house.

We could talk to the owners and operators for as long as we wanted. They are very hands-on - such a great experience. And, sad when you hear the that the gov't is trying to take it away or control what they do with it.

Kudos to them for enduring such tough conditions and letting the public experience this amazing gem of a find for only 3 euro per person !!

Visited September 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“about 2000 years of "house"......imagine all the uses”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

the story is fascinating......the more they tried to restore the house during the last few decades, the more they discovered. Seems like the world has received a fabulous gift from one family to share this look into hundreds of years. The house now has been miraculously "excavated" to reveal its fascinating past. SEE IT WHILE IT IS THERE!

Visited October 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

You can't miss visiting this house! When they started renovating it they uncovered an amazing history and archeology. Knights Templar, nunnery, chapel, buried bodies. Just fascinating

Visited September 2013
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