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Museo Faggiano Lecce

Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 300528
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Small museum but well worth visiting

It is a private museum but the handout guide was really useful and it is a fascinating place. To... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Judith H
Very interesting

Great place very interesting , found on google maps and thought story was good little gem. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suecainred
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LOCATION
Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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+39 0832 300528
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"new york times"
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"sewer pipe"
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"private museum"
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"layer upon layer"
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"knights templar"
in 7 reviews
"family run"
in 8 reviews
"several languages"
in 5 reviews
"amazing museum"
in 4 reviews
"private house"
in 5 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 8 reviews
"his son"
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"local family"
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"fascinating place"
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"archaeological site"
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"by chance"
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"current building"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a private museum but the handout guide was really useful and it is a fascinating place. To think that one house could hold so much history - almost discovered by accident during building works was amazing.

Thank Judith H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place very interesting , found on google maps and thought story was good little gem. The story really captivated you

Thank Suecainred
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is the background to the creation of this museum that is so fascinating. Digging up the floor to repair a sewer, a whole new world was discovered and excavated. There are underground cisterns and water channels many of which can bee seen at close...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of Lecce the Faggianos wanted to open a pub but they found ruins under thei property and their lives changed forever. The 2 brothers and father worked hard for 2 years and you must see what they got and listen to their...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

some useful information is available in a mix of languages. The layout could be improved however which would make the visit more enjoyable

Thank maxwell b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the effort to find this hidden gem - gives a great insight into Lecce's history. Really informative team running the museum. Enjoy

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family enjoyed our visit to this private museum which was set up after the owner started digging up a pipe prior to fitting out the building to be a restaurant. Seven years later, with no government assistance outside of an official archaeologist, they...More

Thank JMHGlobetrotter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We accidentally ran into this museum because we saw the New York Times article posted in the Astoria Cafe outside the South Gate of Lecce. Turns out the youngest brother works at the Astoria, so if you know the story it's pretty sweet. Anyway, we...More

Thank CKMP_11
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An old wooden bike made us pause and notice this fascinating little museum as we walked the stone streets of Lecce. We met the owner and his son in the front room and learned what we had stumbled upon. A small entry fee and in...More

Thank trentanove87
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This museum is a gem. A fascinating family story of what lies beneath the floor. The museum is operated by the Faggiano family who uncovered the secrets of the various people who have lived on the site - from prehistory people to convent nuns. We...More

Thank Ann W
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