MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortona

From Etruscan decorations to modern masterpieces, discover a series of artifacts belonging to various civilizations at MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca. Housed inside a historic 13th-century mansion, the museum celebrates the region's heritage through a collection that spreads over several floors and more than 20 display rooms. Some of the highlights of the collection are ancient artifacts--the most famous of which is the Etruscan chandelier--as well as works of some of the most important Renaissance painters, such as Luca Signorelli. Regular admission doesn't include a guided tour, but if you want one you can reserve it ahead of time via telephone or email. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca and many more Cortona attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cortona travel route planner .
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  • Unfortunately it's a Museum organized poorly. Too many things completely different set of arguments. Few explanations. Little multimedia. A big container from which one comes out with a few certainties. Entrance fee out of business. two adults and a 10 years = 27 euros. I miss the Uffizi.
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  • As its name suggests, if you are a lover of Etruscan art you are definitely in the right place. Polychrome terracottas, potteries in "bucchero", statuettes in bronze, etc. Two masterpiece not to be missed: the "Tabula Cortonensis" (very rare Etruscan writing on the bronze) and a famous Etruscan candelabra in bronze. But this superb palazzo (palazzo Casali) also hosts the Museum of the city of Cortona. Many works from the 13th to the 18th century, as well as a very instructive timeline. I absolutely didn't expect to spend as much time in this unique Museum and amazing wealth.
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  • Good place to pick up some local information and tickets for the Community bus to the Camucia Co-op. Lots of free maps and literature available.  more »
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  • Very interesting place to visit under the palace and then you see the wall of the old town.
  • Almost a relic itself, this stately little museum holds extraordinary Etruscan treasures. The old-school layout heightens the sense of entering a museum from a 1940s movie, but it provides a thorough -- if slightly kind scattershot -- introduction to a wide array of artifacts from Etruscan world. That it is reasonably priced and uncrowded are also a plus.
  • Much bigger than you'd expect when seeing it from the outside! Definitely budget more time than you think you'll need. Worth a see though!
  • Lots of Interresting things to see inside cheap price if there is more than 4 of you at €7, we'll worth a visit if you are in cortona
  • An ancient Museum collection, including the famous chandelier, rich but faded and dusty and unable, however, to elicit useful emotions in the curious visitor. Upon what seems to be missing the MAEC is not the past but the present functional and, above all, a fertile future. And the clamorous fowl schoolchildren, who like grazing herds come here often (though not always) accompanied by bored shepherds, doesn't seem to promise anything good. Nothing better of course that sense of despair often increases echoing among Italians aware, young or old, when visiting the Italian beauties, unique and incomparable, are placed in front of what might be and instead is not (almost) never.
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