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Museo Faggiano Lecce

Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 300528
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A wonderful experience, the effort of one family to reveal the history of the place beneath their... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic journey through time

We visited with our two children (aged 8 & 12) and they were fascinated by the history of this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian A
Francavilla Fontana, Italy
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amazing story” (9 reviews)
“sewer pipe” (8 reviews)
Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 300528
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful experience, the effort of one family to reveal the history of the place beneath their house. A must see!!!

Thank CRR2059
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our two children (aged 8 & 12) and they were fascinated by the history of this amazing building. They really got into the whole story about how the history had been hidden and was only discovered by accident during restoration works. Fascinating...More

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking in an ancient city, we have to wonder what lies under the streets and below the basements. This delightful museum shows us. The Faggiano Family dedicated years to excavating this house in the ancient city center, and the museum reveals the many layers of...More

Thank davemca99
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I’m not sure who all these people are who are giving this place such a high rating on TripAdvisor. Yes, the story of this person digging in the floor to replace a sewer pipe and finding archeological ruins is interesting. The museum itself, however, is...More

Thank Chip1701
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Other reviewers have described the history of this museum, so I won't recount it here. We really liked this little museum. It is well-organized and has a very good self-guided tour available in many languages. I agree with other visitors---it is underpriced! If each visitor...More

Thank Barbara_A462
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Very good value. Visitors are given guides in various languages - we French, German and English, in addition to Italian. The person on the entry desk is very helpful and informative.. The space is compact, but fits in a large amount. Children seemed to have...More

Thank DUN01170
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Certainly not your normal museum - absolutely fascinating and all the more for hearing from Andrea how he, his father and brother discovered and excavated this town house only a view years ago. Well worth a visit whilst in Lecce.

1  Thank Anieane
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must, a surprising experience. You may descent 7 meters and 1000 years down in history. The family who lived here started with repairing the humid drainage system and found surprise after surprise, an old cloister, old cisterns, old graves, pots and pans...More

Thank enruit
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to discover this amazing museum in Lecce as we were on a guided tour. From the front, there doesn't appear to be much, but appearances are deceptive. Extensive archeological work has been done inside and ancient monuments uncovered going down into the...More

Thank Bernadette S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

the story behind (more like "under") this location is fascinating. but as a museum it does not deliver. if one is not historically or architecturally inclined the visit can prove to be a non-starter.

Thank Mike O
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