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Faggiano Museum Entrance Ticket
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

Like many parts of Italy, civilizations have built cities one on top of the other. Lecce is no different - eg the Roman Amphitheatre. With Museo Faggiano, this discovery was made just by the Faggiano family deciding to open a restaurant but had to break...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Rasputin21
Reviewed 7 November 2018 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!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Leon M
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rayne C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WDavid225
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank postborn
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ossie D
Reviewed 17 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BrucefromPortland
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Debskemp
Reviewed 12 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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