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A look at art and history

This shop and museum is wonderful experience. A wonderful look at a family's long standing... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Albany, NY
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A fabulous and historic ceramics museum/workshop/store

Giovanni Baiano's Antica Fornace Deruta is a trip back into history.This has been in his family for... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Palo Alto, California
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Antica Fornace Baiano is a genuine historical and cultural treasure -not to be missed- with beautiful pottery!ANTICA FORNACE DERUTA, located in the historic center, is always open. It is a genuine family run pottery shop, with an exceptional museum...more
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Via Fabbretti 5 | Giovanni Baiano, 06053, Deruta, Italy
+39 392 525 8777
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This shop and museum is wonderful experience. A wonderful look at a family's long standing involvement in the ceramics trade. Beautiful works from all eras.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bertie0184
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Giovanni Baiano's Antica Fornace Deruta is a trip back into history.This has been in his family for generations! The patterns and designs date back to the 1400's. They have made ceramics for royalty, and even American royalty (Jackie Kennedy had a set of dishes designed...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Nice enough owner, although it was a bit disappointing. It's now turned into a shop, was hoping more for a museum

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you are looking for unique and hand made traditional ceramics, then you not need to look any further. This place is great and has a great atmosphere that is set by the owner who takes the time to explain the history of everything in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing place with a fascinating history; an opportunity to explore the history of Deruta's famous majolica in one shop. We took a liking to a plate design and ordered one similar which was made from scratch in just over a week. Deruta is the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank TimW64
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Wandered over to look at the antique furnace which dates back to the Etruscan times. You can actually walk inside and see the fragments and other items found in the kilns when they were discovered. Lots of interesting pieces in the little museum which show...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Etrusci
Reviewed 3 June 2016

My friend from Idaho took me to Antica Fornace. Giovanni is really nice, informative and I loved the mini museum. There are so many fabulous designs to choose from it made it hard to decide! The exterior of the building is embossed with ceramics from...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank kathy t
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was a most delightful experience. We met the Italian owner (whose family has been making ceramics for, pretty much, ever.) and his Amercian wife. Their family home is located above some ancient Etruscan ovens (which had been covered for centuries and were only (relatively)...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank bucci
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I spent almost a month at the Scuola de Arte Rainieri, in Deruta. The Antica Fornace, is in the old city of Deruta, has a mini-museum of photographs that document the history of this ceramic town from the perspective of a family that has been...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank 186mirnag
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Antica Fornace Deruta is located in the popular ceramics production city of Deruta, Italy. The establishment is off the main street, but searching for it on narrow streets of the old city is half the fun. The business is family owned and operated and has...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Robert S
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Response from anticafornacederuta | Property representative |
Thank you for your attention certain we are open all day, you know where we are? As soon as the main arc of the country the first street on the left. Thanks again, we look forward to Sunday.
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