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Museo Faggiano Lecce

Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 300528
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Very average as museums go

I’m not sure who all these people are who are giving this place such a high rating on TripAdvisor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Plymouth, Minnesota
via mobile
Wow! A fantastic find

Other reviewers have described the history of this museum, so I won't recount it here. We really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, USA
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“new york times” (12 reviews)
“amazing story” (9 reviews)
“sewer pipe” (8 reviews)
Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 300528
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For just 3 euros this is an amazing little museum. Much of it consists of simply displaying what existed below the current building, which was only uncovered when the owner decided to dig below the floor to investigate a persistent damp problem. It really brings...More

Thank Alastair796
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit in Lecce. A small very quirky Museum where the history of Lecce is encapsulated in one house. And it was all found by accident! Great value for €3

Thank redunderthebed
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Really worth your time. The story behind the discovery of the artifacts is so unique. The entrance fee is low in comparison to other sites and you get quite a quirky experience. They give you a guide in your chosen language and you have fun...More

Thank stclarapet
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