The city of ceramics


Faenza is internationally known mainly thanks to its artistic ceramic production. The historic centre of the city is characterized by historical buildings mainly of the neoclassical period. The International Ceramic Museum (MIC) is a must see destination as well as the many artisan workshops where ceramics are hand produced using traditional methods and techniques. Nearby cities are also worth exploring, among these: Lugo homeland to Francesco Baracca, flying ace of the 1900’s whose rampant horse inspired the Ferrari logo, the medieval town of Brisighella and the Emilian gullies, recognised in 2003 as UNESCO heritage.

International Ceramic Museun (MIC)
A must see place for those interested in art, culture and the history of ceramic. With its vast collection of ceramic works and its dynamic initiatives this museum confirms its role as a leading international reference point.

People’s Square (Piazza del Popolo)
Located at the heart of the city, this square is surrounded by historical buildings and is the pulsing beat of city life.

Palazzo Milzetti
Remarkable example of neoclassical architecture.

Masini Theatre
Neoclassical jewel, inaugurated in 1813 and still used today for shows and concerts.

Palazzo Laderchi
Another wonderful example of neoclassical architecture transformed in the headquarters of the Faenza City Museum which hosts a rich collection of historical art and manufactures.

Association of Artisan Workshops
Piazza Nenni 1, Faenza

Museum Francesco Baracca
in Lugo It celebrates the life and the adventures of the flying ace Francesco Baracca, born in Lugo in 1888. A must-visit place for aviation history lovers.