4.5 based on 144 reviews
Interesting to find a celebrated town in Italy where fame or renown comes not from its 15th century Cathedral, medieval palazzos or vast picture galleries of 13th-14th century paintings and sculptures, but from the production of a certain type of white-glazed ceramic called faienze.. Add to this the realisation that Faenza has been doing this since the 12th century and it was responsible for us, at short notice, to visit some of the workshops and a school of fine art where we witnessed stages of modelling vases and the preparation of colours. The industry is well spread all over Emilia-Romagna but it all started in Faenza due to its rich clay suitable for forming and baking.
We trawled, amazed, through the Museum of Ceramics, home to one of the largest collections in the world, displaying works from the Middle Ages through to the 19th century with a private bequest that netted the establishment 960 Maiolica plates and vases, donated by a passionate scholar and art historian to whom we are pen this ode today.
The museum took us through the different periods of Faience, from the archaic, floral and Berttino styles, to the white-blue glaze of 18th century Chinoiserie. Regretfully we lacked the time to do an in-depth study of the 50,000 volumes detailing the history of Faience in the museum library. Maybe next visit?...... my femme cocks a credulent eye-brow movement in my direction. Enough said!
4.5 based on 388 reviews
The MIC offers a complete vision of the ceramic cultures belonging to any age and place; pieces from the Far and Middle East, from South America and all Europe allow the visitors to have a unique experience. It was founded in 1908 and now it preserves more than 60.000 ceramics, from antiquity to nowadays, all housed in great and suggestive architectural spaces. Ceramic masterpieces from the Renaissance, works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Leger, Burri, Fontana and other innumerable examples of excellence, make the MIC a unique museum in the world.
if you like ceramics you could spend a week insde if you do not please allow enouh time to enjoy and to learn from this unique collection from China Japan South America and more also from Italy !
a faboulous desplay with a lot of explanations and drawers filled with more treasures like ancient textiles
4.5 based on 210 reviews
4.5 based on 204 reviews
Faenza is not a very touristic city, so it's usually empty, especially during summer when people head to the nearby beach cities.
In the morning there's a market in the piazza, you can buy things like electronic tools, clothes, socks, small toys, bags, and souvenirs.
In the evening, the piazza is empty, until it's dinner time and people start going to the nearby restaurants and bars.
The stairs by the church are nice, it's a great place to go for a bike ride, and it's the city centre, so it's close to everything.
The shops located their were mostly expensive though.
4.5 based on 42 reviews
This looks to have been lovingly restored or amazingly well kept. Whatever the case, it is a really beautiful little Fountain in the main square. You can even sit in a cafe right next to it.
4 based on 89 reviews
4.5 based on 48 reviews
A very iteresting tower but can only be viewed from afar if you go when it is closed and parking is difficult.
4 based on 28 reviews
A typical clock tower in a small town square. This one is in excellent condition and after the renovation will give great views over the city and the hills just behind it.
4.5 based on 19 reviews
Teatro veramente stupendo... appena si arriva ti sorprende la magia di quel cortile ben curato.. consiglio di vedere uno spettacolo.. uno dei teatri più belli che abbia mai visto già dall’esterno.
4 based on 21 reviews
We had to ring the doorbell to gain entrance! Much larger and interesting Exhibitions than expected. Emphasis on local artists, but not only. There was a group of kindergarten kids doing artwork- very sweet. The museum supervisor was very helpful.
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