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“Great value”
Review of Museo Faggiano

Museo Faggiano
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US$5.98*
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Ranked #5 of 149 things to do in Lecce
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

For just 3 euros this is an amazing little museum. Much of it consists of simply displaying what existed below the current building, which was only uncovered when the owner decided to dig below the floor to investigate a persistent damp problem. It really brings home the continuity of habitation from pre-roman times, through roman, medieval and later periods. A somewhat random display of artefacts is labelled with neat understatement to the effect that the more interesting pieces have been removed 'for further study' by the archeologists - let's hope they get returned. All in all a fascinating experience.

Thank Alastair796
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit in Lecce. A small very quirky Museum where the history of Lecce is encapsulated in one house. And it was all found by accident! Great value for €3

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Really worth your time. The story behind the discovery of the artifacts is so unique. The entrance fee is low in comparison to other sites and you get quite a quirky experience. They give you a guide in your chosen language and you have fun comparing the descriptions to the numbered exhibits. You climb up stairs, down stairs and look through holes in the floor and walls to see all the bits of history. There are artifacts from Roman times, Medieval times, Knights of the Templar, a convent, a church. All up close and personal. One of our most fun museum experiences.

Thank stclarapet
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

My husband and I loved this museum! The story is unique; who would believe that someone digging up his sewer pipe would discover ruins & relics thousands of years old underneath his house! It's amazing to walk through this house and see the artifacts as well as the various uncovered stairs, passageways and rooms within and below. The handout for the self-guided tour is very helpful. One of the sons who helped his father with the digging was there, and it was fascinating to hear his personal story. It's not a big place so doesn't take more than a hour, but this is a must-see!

Thank 366Leigh
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This is the exception. The most interesting museum I have been to without a doubt. We went here with our tour group and nada guide. Even without a guide and reading though the information and walking through it would still be a perfect way to spend an hour or so.

If you're reluctant to visit a museum make this the one you visit and if you love museums well what are you waiting for. Highly recommend

Thank Judy J
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