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Faenza Tour - The origins of ceramics

Would you like to discover the difference between majolica and porcelain? Between terracotta and earthenware? Then, visit the International Ceramics Museum of Faenza which contains thousands of exhibits, born from the magical encounter between earth and fire.

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HALF-DAY (2,5 HOURS)
RECOMMENDED FOR: 
Groups, T.O., Individuals, Schools
PARTICIPANTS: up to 30 
WHEN: all year long, except on Monday

The collection ranges from everyday pottery until contemporary artists such as Arturo Martini. From Faenza ceramics of the Lower Middles Ages to the splendours of the Renaissance production, from Art Nouveau works to the 20th century collection featuring masterpieces by Fontana, BurriPicasso, Matisse, Chagall and many others.

Contact us and we’ll create together the itinerary which better suits your needs.

The tour of the museum can be combined with a visit to an old workshop or a  ceramics lesson (for children and adults) during which participants will create their own work of art.

After MIC, we’ll walk along the elegant streets of Faenza’s welcoming city centre, based on two main squares, Piazza della Libertà and Piazza del Popolo, both joined and separated by the imposing  Clock Tower. Next to it, the magnificent rampant lions of the 17th century monumental fountain.

The impressive and unfinished Cathedral stands out from a sweeping staircase. It keeps important works by the Renaissance Tuscan school, mainly commissioned by the Manfredi family in the 15th century.

FULL-DAY (5 HOURS)
RECOMMENDED FOR: 
Groups, T.O., Individuals, Schools
PARTICIPANTS: up to 30 
WHEN: all year long, except on Monday

In the afternoon we suggest a visit to Palazzo Milzetti, the most significant and comprehensive result of Neoclassicism in Faenza, for the exemplary integration between architecture, decoration, upholstery and forniture, which remains almost intact, allowing visitors to experience a true early 19th century noble residence. The great project, attributed to Felice Giani, includes paintings and plasterworks which, through refined mythological and historical references, evoke the specific function of each room.

INFO:

MIC: full ticket € 8,00, reduced ticket € 5.00 (over 65 years and groups with at least 15 people), reduced ticket for students € 3.00 (children from 12 years, high school and university students)

Palazzo Milzetti: Full ticket: € 4.00, reduced ticket: € 2.00, free admission: under 18 and over 65

http://www.micfaenza.org/

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