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“museo Faina”

Museo Claudio Faina
Ranked #14 of 73 things to do in Orvieto
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Museum "Claudio Faina" of Orvieto is one of the more important Italian archaeological collections. It was put together by the Counts Mauro and Eugenio Faina between the 1860s and 1880s. It includes a coin cabinet composed of more than three thousand coins, prehistoric and protohistoric finds, buccheri, Etruscan figured pottery, bronzes, jewelry. The Attic black-figure and red-figure pottery, attributed to some of the greatest ceramists active in Athens at the time, is exceptional. The ground floor houses the Museo Civico, which exhibits the antiques collected during the nineteenth century by the City of Orvieto such as the "Venus" of Cannicella, the cippus in the shape of the head of a warrior, and the sculptural decoration of the pediment of the Temple of Belvedere. The museum is located right opposite the Cathedral of Orvieto.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Three Exechias's vases!

Exechias is one of the most famous Greek ceramist: unexpected and precious discovery for me.

Absolutely worth visiting.

Thank velia g
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Not to be missed. This museum in a beautiful palazzo has incredible Etruscan artifacts in it. The material on exhibit is a rare accumulation of many types of items dating back 700 years B.C. It gives a rare view of early Etruscan life in and around Orvieto.

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

When you finish visiting the ground floor of this museum, you get the wrong feeling that there will be not much more to see. But the other floors keep thousands of articles that you simply must see at least once in your life. There are amazing jewels, pottery, coins, statues. And on top of that, the palace itself is astounding, don't forget to look up as well!!!

Thank NicolleVET
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

When you arrive in Orvieto's spacious Piazza Duomo, the main square in the hill-town of Orvieto (90-minutes by train from Roma Termini), you'll find this interesting three-story museum directly opposite the Orvieto Cathedral. It's in an old Palazzo, and its three floors are packed with thousands of archaeological discoveries from the local area, ranging from fine pottery and sculpture to ancient coins. I was the only visitor, and had the whole place tp myself except for the two women at the ticket office inside the front door. So I could wander through the building taking photos at will. If you're into ancient artifacts, this place will delight you. There's even a reading room upstairs. The building also has a lift (elevator), and toilets; so it's well appointed. Worth the small entry fee.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

I'm a bit of an "Etruscan nut" admittedly, but the setting of this museum merits extra points, as it is housed in the actual old Faina palazzo just opposite the Duomo itself. The rooms are so exquisitely decorated that it would be worth the admission in itself, but the findings are also truly remarkable. So make sure you include in your Orvieto intinerary, but spare the small children, they will be much happier outside.

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