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Museo Claudio Faina

Piazza del Duomo 29, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 341511
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Etruscan Treasures

Located across the Piazza from the Duomo, the Museo Claudio Faina offers an opportunity to gaze... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter S
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Gone Roman

Superb museum dedicated to the Etruscans who were the early settlers of the Orvieto region of... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
mombir
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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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.
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Piazza del Duomo 29, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located across the Piazza from the Duomo, the Museo Claudio Faina offers an opportunity to gaze upon some amazing Etruscan pottery which was excavated earlier in the 20th century. There's also an extensive collection of Roman coins for enthusiasts of this type of treasure. Best...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Superb museum dedicated to the Etruscans who were the early settlers of the Orvieto region of Italy. Well laid out and displayed for easy viewing it was well worth the 4.5€ admission. It is a must for any ancient history buff.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We had extra time here so we decided to see this museum. It turned out to be better than expected. It had a cool collection of Estruscan pottery and figure heads as well as Roman coins. There is a terrace on the second floor with...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Local artefacts from the Etruscans forward including sculpture, pottery and coinage. Should not be missed.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Excellent and interesting exhibition,doesn't seem to be heavily visited but should be to see this huge family collection of coins and artifacts.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The museum was begun by a single individual who did his own excavations. There are hundreds of interesting and well-preserved items, especially coins, vases, and pottery. Boring for kids but nice for those with a historical interest.

Thank berkeleyscubapro
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a museum dedicated to the remarkable contributions to the publically-accessable store of Etruscian artifacts made by a prominent family. The articacts are arranged in a manner calculated to depict that story, rather than any sort of introduction to Etruscian studies. It is an...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

I am not an art expert so I was very impressed by the similarity of Greek and Etruscan pottery. You can find hundreds of ancient pottery, but also jewellery etc. in an excellent state.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

As you walk through the different rooms with exhibits in make sure you look up at the ceilings, some are very impressive

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

This museum is directly facing the cathedral with wonderful views from the first and second floors. For me the highlights of the exhibition were the Attic black-figure and red-figure vases but all the artefacts are of interest with a reasonable amount of information in English....More

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