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Places in historical and artistic value in FAENZA (RA)

Title Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche
DescriptionThe International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza boasts a collection of ceramics amongst the most complete and important of anywhere in the world; in the halls of the museum the visitor can discover the main producing countries of ceramics in an itinerary that spreads through the various...
AddressViale Baccarini, 19 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Museo e Osservatorio Sismologico Comunale 'R. Bendandi'
DescriptionThe museum is housed in the building which was home to Raffaele Bendandi, who was from Faenza and who was an expert on seismology. In the building there is a collection of documents regarding seismological events, a library and a Seismological Observatory.
AddressVia Manara, 17 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali
DescriptionThis is undoubtedly the most important and complete natural-science museum in the Romagna region and is located in a modern building, the “Domenico Malmerendi” centre, purposely built inside an area of greenery laid out as a botanical garden.
AddressVia Medaglie d'Oro, 51 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Museo Carlo Zauli
DescriptionThe museum offers an anthological itinerary of the works of Zauli, one of the most important ceramic sculptors of the twentieth-century, from the early 50’s to the 90’s. A visit to the Carlo Zauli Museum gives the visitor a chance of getting to know Faenza and to journey through the history of...
AddressVia della Croce, 6 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Museo Nazionale dell'Età Neoclassica in Romagna a Palazzo Milzetti
DescriptionPalazzo Milzetti is the richest and the most complete example of that elegant architectonical and decorative civilization that blossomed in Faenza during the neoclassical age, which made it a small capital of good taste. Count Nicola Milzetti gave the go-ahead for construction works in 1792,...
AddressVia Tonducci, 15 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Pinacoteca Comunale
DescriptionFaenza’s Municipal Art Gallery is the town’s most ancient museum. It houses a rich collection of works, especially paintings, divided into two sections; the Antique Hall, which represents a wide collection of local art from Roman times to the end of the XVIII century, and the Modern Art Hall...
AddressVia Santa Maria dell'Angelo, 9 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Museo Diocesano
DescriptionThe museum of sacred art houses works from between the XIV and XIX centuries, underlining the religious and cultural path of the life of the Dioceses, from Medieval times until the present day.
AddressPiazza XI Febbraio, 10 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Raccolta Archeologica della Banca di Romagna
DescriptionThe archaeological collection of the Banca di Romagna is located along an itinerary known as “Faenza in Roman times: traces of public life”, providing an interesting glimpse of civilization in Faenza during Roman times.
AddressCorso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Museo Torricelliano
DescriptionThe museum, which is run by the Torricelliana Society of Science and Literature of Faenza, is a collection of relics and papers of Evangelista Torricelli, a distinguished physicist, mathematician and scholar of geometry, a student of and successor to Galileo Galilei, famous, above all, for... Garibaldi, 2 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of S.Maria ad Nives
DescriptionOf very ancient origins (VI-VII century), perhaps the first cathedral of the city outside the walls (from here the synonym of S. Maria foris portam or S.Maria Vecchia), it still maintains important historical and artistic interests.
AddressPiazza S.Maria Foris Portam - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of S.Maria dell'Angelo
Descriptionor Santa Maria Nuova, founded by the Jesuits in the XVII century.
AddressVia Santa Maria dell'Angelo - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of the Commenda
DescriptionThe most important medieval church of Faenza, founded in the XII century and still conserving 1200’s and 1300’s parts.
AddressCorso Europa- piazza Fra Sabba da Castiglione - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Rocco
DescriptionPlace of the 1500’s Fraternity of the same name, recently reopened.
AddressPiazzetta San Rocco - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Sigismondo
DescriptionA small church almost always closed, but interesting also from the outside for its classic “Tomba” neo-classic typology (early 1800’s).
AddressViale Marconi - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Vitale
DescriptionBeautiful and simple 1800’s church, emblematic of neo-classicism by Piertro Tomba. Today it is used occasionally as a church (for example, now it is substituting San Domenico, the object of post-earthquake repairs) and normally as a hall for public exhibitions.
AddressCorso Mazzini, 107 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Convent of the Servi di Maria
DescriptionTwo cloisters well conserved and now part of the Municipal Library.
AddressVia Manfredi - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of Sarna
DescriptionThe most beautiful and important church of the countryside of Faenza, of ancient origins (VIII century), radically restructured during the mid 1700’s and today still a rich work of art.
AddressVia Sarna - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of the Carmine
DescriptionTogether with the adjacent convent, it is the home of the Vallombrosane nuns of S.Umilta.
AddressVia Bondiolo - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Bartolomeo
DescriptionOne of the oldest churches in Faenza dating back to the early 13th century that still conserves part of its original structures. Restored after the first world war, it then became a war memorial for all wars.
AddressCorso Matteotti, on the corner with via Scaletta - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Francesco
AddressPiazza San Francesco - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Giacomo della Penna
AddressPiazza della Penna - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of Sant'Umiltà
AddressVia Pascoli - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Cloisters of St. John the Baptist
AddressVicolo San Giovanni, 11 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Ex convent of the Jesuits
DescriptionA 1600’s complex transformed into the palazzo degli Studi in the 1800’s and today the Liceo Classico and the Pinacoteca Antica.
AddressVia S.Maria dell'Angelo 1, on the corner with via Zanelli. - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Cathedral
DescriptionThe first and most important site for a visit of the historical centre of Faenza
AddressPiazza Libertà - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title The Servi Church
DescriptionA mighty 1700’s buidling, damaged during the war and suppressed as a church, but still suggestive
AddressVia Manfredi 153-154 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of Ss. Ippolito and Lorenzo
DescriptionToday a parish church that was once a Benedictine monastic complex of the pre IX century, then Camaldolite, rebuilt in the 1700’s and that constitutes the most important example of late Baroque of Faenza, with obvious neo-classic influences and complex Roman and Venetian interferences.
AddressVia S.Ippolito - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of S.Agostino
DescriptionAnother sacred medieval building radically renovated during the Age of Enlightenment
AddressCorso Matteotti - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of S.Antonino
DescriptionBeautiful 1700’s church in Borgo Durbecco
AddressCorso Europa - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Chiesa di S.Antonio - Church of S.Antonio
DescriptionSacred 1700’s building on pre-existing medieval construction, with interesting architectural details and famous works of art
AddressVia Tonducci, corner Piazzetta della Penna - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Domenico
DescriptionLarge medieval building of the Dominicans, rebuilt in the second half of the 1700’s
AddressPiazza San Domenico - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Filippo Neri or il Suffragio
DescriptionA very central baroque church
AddressCorso Mazzini, 59 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Giovanni di Dio
AddressCorso Mazzini, 136, annexed to the Public Hospital - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Girolamo
DescriptionToday a church in the cemetery complex of Osservanza
AddressViale Marconi-Via Firenze, annexed to the 'Osservanza' Cemetery - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Giuseppe
DescriptionIn the ex orphanage “Maschi di Faenza”, today the exhibition building. A deconsacrated church, although restored to its ancient aspect.
AddressCorso Mazzini, 92 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Lazzaro
DescriptionAn important Romanic church on Via Emilia, built as a lazaret for lepers and today the Memorial for Road Victims
AddressVia Emilia Levante - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of San Lorenzo, today known as Santa Margherita
DescriptionA small ancient church, largely redone in the 1800’s. On the Corso Matteotti side, the church preserves the remains of the "portico de' pellegrini".
AddressCorso Matteotti - angolo Via Tomaso Minardi - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Church of Corleto
DescriptionRestructured in the 1700’s, it still has an extraordinary medieval crypt made of re-used Roman material.
AddressVia Corleto - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Borgo Durbecco
DescriptionFaenza is crossed by the river Lamone: the part of the city, which, starting from the main square, is located on the other side of the Ponte delle Grazie bridge, is called the Borgo Durbecco zone, where the first growing nucleus dates back to the XI century.
Address48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Oriolo dei Fichi
DescriptionOriolo is a small village located on the first hills, 8 kilometres from Faenza. The village is dominated by the Torre di Oriolo tower, the main part of the Fortress built by the Manfredi's in 1476.
AddressVia di Oriolo - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Masini Theatre
DescriptionTown Theatre, dedicated to Angelo Masini, who lived in Faenza till 1926.
AddressPiazza Nenni, 3 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Campanile di S.Maria ad Nives
DescriptionThe most famous monument from the high-medieval period in Faenza, erected by the Black Benedictines from S.Maria Foris Portam in the IX century.
AddressPiazzetta San Rocco - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Torre dell'Orologio
DescriptionA civic tower par excellence which dates back to the XVII century, even if the actual tower is an exact replica of the original one, which was destroyed in 1944.
AddressPiazza del Popolo - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Torre di Oriolo
DescriptionAn almost unique example of its kind of a hexagonal “mastio” (keep) with a twin strut (extracted from a square from which two corners were cut to form a perfect hexagon shape).
AddressVia Oriolo, 5 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Castelletto di Sarna
DescriptionA type of model-manor house, built in 1870 for ornamental and pastime reasons, on the hills at the rear of Villa Gessi.
AddressVia Borgo Tuliero - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza della Liberta
DescriptionThe other heart of the city, together with the nearby Piazza del Popolo. The latter is the place of public administration, whilst the former is the symbol of religious power, with the 1400’s Manfredi Cathedral.
AddressPiazza Libertà - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza Martiri della Liberta
DescriptionA large urban space created after the emptying (1937) of the blocks considered to be crumbling between Via Pescheria and Via Beccherie.
AddressPiazza Martiri della Libertà - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza II giugno
DescriptionAn urban clearing, created by the demolition of the large palazzo Rossi building, that had been very badly damaged during the war and never rebuilt.
AddressPiazza II giugno - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza Fra Saba da Castiglione
DescriptionThe most important widening of the side of the road of the Borgo Durbecco zone and today used as a parking area but also playing the important role as parvis for the beautiful Commenda church.
AddressPiazza Fra Saba da Castiglione - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza Penna
DescriptionA small square in the historic centre, once the parvis of the ex San Giacomo della Penna church.
AddressPiazza Penna - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza Fratti
DescriptionAncient forecourt of the "Porta Montanara" city gate, and today a very busy traffic junction but not lacking in urban dignity.
AddressPiazza Fratti - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza San Domenico
DescriptionLarge area, in part a parvis, in part a green area and in part a parking area, once used for vegetable patches.
AddressPiazza San Domenico - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title piazza S.Maria Foris Portam
DescriptionParvis of the current Santa Maria Vecchia church and area in front.
AddressPiazza S.Maria Foris Portam - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza San Rocco
DescriptionParvis of the church of the same name and area in front.
AddressPiazza San Rocco - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza XI febbraio
DescriptionIt is the Piazza del Vescovado, that is the Bishop's Square, the true "centre of religious power", characterised by the apse of the Duomo and by the building that is the seat of the Episcopate.
AddressPiazza XI Febbraio - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Portico della Carità, o Loggia dei Fantini
DescriptionAncient seat of the Ospedale Grande - large hospital known as Casa di Dio - house of god, which in the XV century became the Opere Pie - charity institution.
AddressCorso Mazzini, 72 - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Loggetta del Trentanove
DescriptionAn elegant neo classical colonnade on the first floor of the ex palazzo Bandini-Spada, in corso Mazzini. The building is of private property, although often open to the public for exhibitions and cultural events.
AddressPiazza II giugno - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza del Popolo
DescriptionThe heart of the city, the home of politics and administration with the two buildings (municipality and Podestà) that look on to and embrace a vast area with surrounded by porticoes.
AddressPiazza del Popolo - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza Nenni, già Molinella
DescriptionAncient courtyard of Palazzo Manfredi in time enriched by fine buildings like the Municipal Theatre.
AddressPiazza Nenni - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza Rampi
DescriptionToday a piazza of public buildings (Registrars Office and the new post office), originally a cloister of the ancient convent of Santa Chiara.
AddressPiazza Rampi - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza Santa Lucia
DescriptionA pleasant widening of Corso Matteotti at the point where on the right begins via Castellani and via Minardi on the left, still important today for the buildings that look upon it.
AddressPiazza Santa Lucia - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazzetta della Legna
DescriptionA sort of continuation south west of piazza del Popolo, separated by the Severoli-Torricelli axis.
AddressPiazzetta della Legna - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza S.Agostino
DescriptionOverlooking the church of the same name in Corso Matteotti.
AddressPiazza Sant'Agostino - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Piazza San Francesco
DescriptionA large piazza with a number of functions. The central part has a garden.
AddressPiazza San Francesco - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Portico degli Orefici
DescriptionAlso known as Portico dei Signori, built in the 17th century.
AddressPiazza Libertà - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monumento 'Il Grande Fuoco', di Ivo Sassi
DescriptionLarge ceramic sculpture located at the rear of the Palazzo del Podesta building.
AddressPiazza Martiri della Libertà - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monumento ad Evangelista Torricelli, di Alessandro Tomba
DescriptionThis statue commemorates the famous par excellence Faentine physics intellectual and inventor of the barometer.
AddressPiazza San Francesco - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monument 'degli Industriali'
DescriptionA large bronze wave that has been painted in light colours and placed in the central flowerbed of Piazzale Sercognani, at the foot of the overpass.
AddressPiazzale Sercognani - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monumento al Generale Pasi
DescriptionA work of art by the great sculptor from Faenza Domenico Rambelli carried out at a young age
AddressPiazza Pasi - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monumento ad Alfredo Oriani, di Domenico Rambelli - Monumento ad Alfredo Oriani, di Domenico Rambel
DescriptionBronze statue portraying Alfredo Oriani, writer and politician of the early twentieth century.
AddressLargo Toki - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monumento a San Tomaso d'Aquino, di Angelo Biancini
DescriptionBronze statue collocated in 1987 in the garden located in front of the San Domenico church.
AddressPiazza San Domenico - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Cubo alato, di Carlo Zauli
DescriptionA large abstract sculpture, portraying a geometric solid that has freed itself from its formal "cage" and that nearly levitates into the air thanks to two wing like appendices.
AddressPiazza Battisti - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Stele, di Carlo Zauli
DescriptionAbstract monument by the sculptor Carlo Zauli, located in a pleasant position inside the Parco Bucci park.
AddressParco Bucci - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Pannello in gres smaltato dell'Istituto 'Oriani'
DescriptionA large high relief of 1966 created as a decoration for the façade of the Istituto per Geometri "A.Oriani" - senior high school for surveyors.
AddressVia Manzoni - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title L'aviatore, di Aldo Rontini
DescriptionA bronze sculpture composition dedicated to the memory of Gualtiero Bertozzi, and situated in the park of the same name.
AddressVia Corelli - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Anfora, di Franz Stahler
DescriptionA large terracotta sculpture located on the corner of the chiesa del Suffragio church.
AddressCorso Mazzini - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title 'Passaggio', di Giovanni Cimatti
DescriptionCeramic sculpture located in the piazzetta Santa Lucia square
AddressPiazzetta Santa Lucia - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monumento alla Resistenza
DescriptionLarge ceramic relief by Domenico Matteucci, located in the viale della Stazione.
AddressViale Baccarini - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monumento a Riccardo Gatti, nel parco omonimo
DescriptionA beautiful stylised statue dedicated to one of the most important ceramists of the twentieth century.
AddressParco Gatti - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Due edicolette all'imbocco dello Stradello Cappuccini
DescriptionTwo terracotta plaques from the very early twentieth-century contained inside niches with two small devotional columns.
AddressStradello Cappuccini - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Monumento ad Antonio Zannoni, di Ercole Drei
DescriptionA small bust on a column important for the person it depicts.
AddressCorso Baccarini - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Alfredo Oriani con la bicicletta. Opera di Angelo Biancini
DescriptionBronze statue by Angelo Biancini depicting Alfredo Oriani
AddressVia Manzoni - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title Muro del vento, di Domenico Matteucci
DescriptionSplendid bas-relief in nude terracotta depicting a simple rippled surface, as if it were moved by the wind.
AddressPiazza Martiri della Libertà - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title 'La citta edonista'
DescriptionA sculpture to be “used” in Borgo Durbecco in Faenza.
AddressCorso Europa - 48018 Faenza (RA)

Title 'In principio era il caos'
DescriptionLarge wall sculpture of 1996 located in via Mons. Battaglia.
AddressVia Monsignor Battaglia - 48018 Faenza (RA)