Faenza is a small city of art, located between the sea and the hills and set against the backdrop of the slopes of the Romagna Apennines, and is renowned for its famous school of ceramics. Visit its grandiose Cathedral, admire the ceramics from all periods and places at the International Museum of Ceramics and take in the artistic atmosphere of the artisan workshops and their master ceramists.
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The city’s name, Faenza, is closely associated with the centuries-old tradition of ceramic making, so much so in fact that the word “faience” is still used to this day to define the name of majolica in English and French. Pay a visit to the town centre to pick up a souvenir: that's where you'll find more than sixty ceramics workshops and where craftsmen and artists produce traditional objects bearing a certified trademark.
Thanks to its many parks Faenza is looked upon as a green city. So go for a walk in Parco Bucci, having first strolled through the city centre, or relax in Parco Tassinari, the most beautiful park in the historic town centre. Faenza is also within easy reach of Ravenna, which is famous for its mosaics and for being a city of art by the sea.
Whilst enjoying a delicious piadina flatbread, you can visit Piazza del Popolo and from there many other places of interest in Faenza, such as the Palazzo del Podestà, la Torre dell’Orologio (the Clock Tower) and the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Peter. Don’t forget to visit the MIC (International Museum of Ceramics) and view its ceramic collections and unique pieces, which include Faenza’s ceramics from the Renaissance period.
In the month of June the city plays host to the Palio del Niballo: a contest between districts with the historical horse race where knights, on horseback and armed with a lance, have to strike a target. Visit Faenza in September because that’s when you’ll find the city's squares and streets packed with small masterpieces during the “Argillà" (clay) ceramics festival.