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Museo Claudio Faina

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 29, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number:
390763341511
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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The Museum "Claudio Faina" of Orvieto is one of the more...

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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etruscan pottery

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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. Worth a visit for the views alone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited using our Orvieto City Pass. This is a lovely museum with lots of artefacts extremely well presented with a lot of information in English (which helps). A lot of the exhibits came from the Etruscan Necropolis just below Orvieto, and everything fits into place if you had already visited the necropolis. We spent about an hour in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Part of the Orvieto city pass, if you have time, give a look! We were in a hurry on our last day, but we popped in and spent maybe 30 minutes inside. The collection includes Greek and Etruscan vases, sarcophagi, gorgeous Etruscan jewelry (the highlight for me), Roman coins, paintings, among many other things. The building itself is something to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Guided by our guide book (as you'd expect us to be) we chose this museum over the National Archeological. It was fine and has a healthy collection of Etruscan ceramics. Next day we decided to give the Archeological Museum a go- and its collection was altogether more extensive, with a much wider range of artefacts. This was a fine collection,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Much of the attention of the museum is devoted to the benefactors who promoted its existence. A few treasures, a Venus for example, are here plus a number of very old ceramic ware from the 8th or 9th century BC and many coins and Greek style vases and other pottery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Well-presented Etruscan artifacts and in particular some very fine pottery. Translations of display cards into English is always helpful. Absolutely empty when we visited in the late afternoon. Also visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale across Piazza Duomo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

I have made Etruscan life the theme of my holiday, and thoroughly enjoyed this museum. First the entrance fee was very reasonable, and the receptionist was very pleasant. Then I watched an audio-visual presentation - although it was in Italian, I understood key phrases and there was the occasional sub-title with dates. I went through the three floors successively, impressed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Today it would no longer be possible to create such museum, totally filled as it is with privately-owned archeological findings belonging to a family. But in the XIX century the laws were not so strict, so that it was possible to the Faina family, Mauro first, then his successors, to accumulate such treasures, that they later devolved to Orvieto municipality.... More 

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