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Faenza is a comune of 59,000 people (2020) in Emilia-Romagna. Faenza, at the foot of the first sub-apennine hills, is surrounded by an agricultural region including vineyards in the hills, and cultivated land with traces of the ancient Roman land-division system, and fertile market gardens in the plains. In the nearby green valleys of the rivers Samoggia and Lamone there are a great number of 18th and 19th century stately homes, set in extensive grounds or preceded by long cypress-lined driveways.


The word faience, meaning fine tin-glazed pottery, is derived from the city's name.

  • 1 I.A.T. Faenza (Tourist office), Voltone della Molinella, 2, +39 0546 25231, . May-Sep: M-Sa 09:30-12:30, 15:30-18:30; Su 09:30-12:30; Oct-Apr: Tu-Sa 09:00-12:30, 15:30-17:30 (Th afternoon closed).

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By train[edit]

There is a service to 1 Stazione Ferroviaria (Railway station), Piazza Cesare Battisti 6.

By bus[edit]

  • 2 Stazione delle Corriere di Faenza (Bus station), Viale Delle Ceramiche, 11, +39 199 199 558.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche (MIC), Viale Baccarini 19, +39 0546 697311. Nov–Mar: Tu-F 10:00-13:30, Sa Su 10:00-17:30; Apr–Oct: Tu-Su 10:00-19:00. International Ceramics Museum is one of the most important museums of art ceramics in the world. In its collections there are works of Italian ceramic workshops from the Middle Ages to 19th nineteenth century, and also from Middle East, Mediterranean area including the Hellenistic era, pre-Columbian and Islamic. A large section is devoted to ceramics modern and contemporary periods. €8.
  • 2 Palazzo Milzetti (Museo Nazionale dell'età neoclassica in Romagna), Via Tonducci, 15, +39 0546 26493. M-Sa 08:30-18:30, Su 12:30-18:30 (admission every hour). The museum is dedicated to architecture and decorative art of the Neoclassical Age in Romagna. €4.
  • 3 Cattedrale di San Pietro apostolo (Duomo). A Renaissance basilica. Construction began in 1474.
  • 4 Teatro Masini, Piazza Nenni, +39 0546 25231. Free (by prior booking).
  • 5 Chiesa della Commenda, Piazza Frà Saba. An old Romanesque church.





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