Faenza, City of Ceramics and the Palio of Niballo

Faenza, City of Ceramics and the Palio of Niballo

Faenza is the city of ceramics, known around the world for its precious handmade and painted majolica using ancient techniques that were made famous during the renaissance. The great reenactment of the Palio di Niballo, also going back to the days of the Renaissance, takes place every year at the end of June in the 5 rioni (districts of a town) in which the city is divided.

Visit the International Museum of Ceramics (the most important one in Italy!) and an artisanal workshop where you can see real ceramists at work. Stroll in the old town center through its elegant piazza, the Duomo, the Palazzo Comunale and the Neoclassic Museum (Museo dell’Età Neoclassica) in Romgna.

Visit the seat of a rione (district of a town) and the quaint Museum of the Palio. Dine in a rione to join the celebrations and competition.

Program for the day

  • Meet in Faenza and visit the MIC (International Ceramics Museum) and a distinguished artisanal workshop
  • Enjoy lunch in a restaurant in the city center, with a typical Romagna menu: handmade pasta, grilled meat and vegetables
  • Guided tour of the old town center, Palazzo Milzetti – Museo dell’Età Neoclassica in Romagna and the headquarters of a Rione
  • Propitiatory dinner at Rione and participate in events

Duration: 1 day

Period: Month of June. The workshops are closed on Sundays.


Starting from 65 €. Discounts for groups and children

The price includes: entrance to MIC, lunch with tradition menu and drinks, entrance to Palazzo Milzetti, and dinner at a RIone.

The price does not include: transportation, guide (95 € for 3 hours, up to 20 people; over 20 people, 3 € per person), entry to events (Palio, flag races etc), anything else not otherwise indicated above in “the price includes” section..

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