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Faggiano Museum Entrance Ticket
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We liked that in this house, you could see thousands of years of habitation revealed. The museum is run by a family and does not enjoy government support. They have a guide in English and all the stations are numbered. So it's easy to tour....More

3  Thank ConcordJohn
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The Museo Faggiano is a private exhibition inside a home whose owner had to dig under his house for repairs one day, and discovered an amazing wealth of hallways, cisterns, and pottery shards in what was once a convent. Two scientific (presumably) researchers helped to...More

6  Thank DianeJDK
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were really surprised to discover this amazing place in the heart of Lecce. The story of its discovery is just incredible: finding 2000-years-old ruins beneath your house is unbelievable, and there’s probably much more to discover. It’s definitely worth a visit!

Thank Natasa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhere in one of his Discworld books Terry Pratchett has his character discover that Ankh-Morpork is built on -- Ankh-Morpork. Well, this is a great introduction to Lecce being built on Lecce, because most of the levels are represented, more or less intact (if empty),...More

1  Thank Leon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family unearth 2000 years of history in their house! Discoveries date all the way back to the Messapii in the 5th century BC, through Roman crypts, medieval walls and Knights Templar symbols. Underneath the house are tombs, cisterns, underground escape routes, all laid open,...More

Thank Rayne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a story. You buy a house, try to fix a pipe and then find it was inhabited by the Knights Temblar - only in Italy. The two brothers who did the work both work there so can really tell you the history. The people...More

1  Thank WDavid225
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This vast nuseum is an impressive excavation and for what you get/see a very cheap attraction. Very recommended!!

Thank postborn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having gone to Lecce for a couple of days, we came across the Museo Faggiano. The sons explained how they had unearthed 2000 years of history in their house from the Romans to the Knights Templar !! An absolute MUST when visiting Lecce, probably the...More

Thank Ossie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed narrative by one of Mr. Faggiano’s two sons who dug out the many levels of ruins under the home. This was such a personal way to experience the progression of 2000 plus years of history beginning with the Messapians.

Thank BrucefromPortland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The story behind this museum is almost as fascinating as the place itself. The house is a microcosm of over 2,000 years of history, and is very well presented. This is still very much the project if the family who made the first discoveries here...More

2  Thank Debs K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unmissable for anyone interested in history. Usually the archeology is dug up and taken to a museum but here a private house, itself, is the museum and the archeology is above, beside and underneath you. As you wind through the house from deep below street...More

1  Thank mrcodnchips
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Such an interesting story behind this piece of local history. Discover centuries of habitation in this one location - with really helpful and informative notes in lots of different languages. Make sure you don't miss it . . .

Thank Julie B
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