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Museo Faggiano Lecce

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Address: Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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One of my favorite museums ever

This small museum exceeded our expectations. Such a great place to explore and contemplate the layers of history that one house can contain. Even our 6-year-old was intrigued. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum exceeded our expectations. Such a great place to explore and contemplate the layers of history that one house can contain. Even our 6-year-old was intrigued. It was an added bonus that one of the owners that actually conducted the excavation was on site and happy to answer all our questions in perfect English. Super cool place to... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The owner Started out trying to open a restaurant, ended up discovering an underground complex of rooms dating back many centuries. The Italian heritage people got to hear of it and so began a long tale. The story is as good as the place. Sweet people.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

If you're in Lecce be sure to make time to visit this little jewel with a great story behind it. The family bough a house but what they found underneath is just fantastic. We had one of the family who speaks English show us round & tell us the amazing story. Don't miss it!

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Jaroslaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visit in this little museum totally blew my mind. Artifacts and rooms from different periods, from ancient times up to XVIII century. They have paper guides in many languages, so you can walk through on your own pace and see everything. Awesome journey through time. Be sure to spend some time on the roof, great view from there!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Allow at least an hour to tour this museum in case you're greeted by family members who will treat you to new excavations and discoveries!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The last thing that you expect to discover when carrying out home maintenance are archeological remains that go back possibly two millennia !!! We were greeted by the son of the owner - who took some time to take us through the back ground of this discovery. He had personally been involved with the excavations (without the knowledge of his... More 

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London,England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A privately owned museum, that is both interesting and informative. 3 Euros entrance fee and each of us were given an informative guide. The family that own and run this museum, after many stops and starts, embarked on what was at the beginning just to be a renovation for a new restaurant. It was only after work had begun that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Every renovation brings surprises but none can compare to what this family found when looking to get rid of the dampness on the entry floor.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Really interesting quirky museum, with several floors to explore. Most of the artefacts discovered have been removed to museums, but it's the building and it's layers of history that are fascinating.

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a privately run museum and we really enjoyed our visit. Entry was only €3. A basic guide sheet is available with enough information to make the rooms and artefacts come alive. It is really worth a visit even if you're not a fan of museums. From the outside you can't imagine that it would take any time to... More 

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