MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortona
(4.1/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca and other Cortona attractions using our handy Cortona trip builder.
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  • During the stay in Cortona I visited this museum which is really interesting and deserves to lose a few hours of time. There are some very important finds of Etruscan civilization and other remarkable works.
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  • We have a culture of the Etruscans quite fast as the small museum, you disiorienta some steps, but comuqnue very interesting to visit. Coucil comuqnue to go and see
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  • Large collection of Etruscan finds and interesting (huge) historic timeline display, plus other art from more recent times. Despite a notice saying that it is a deliberate policy to display many of th...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • beautiful Etruscan Museum filled with interesting exhibits. certainly the air conditioning needs to be reviewed, non-existent. exit only with elevator, who does not take it must go back!
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  • Nice Museum, well organized. Among the many exhibits to see the ' tablets of Cortona's written in retrograde characters.
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  • I never imagined that a village (as valuable) as this could be home to a Museum of Cortona invoice! It was a pleasant discovery. Wandering between rooms and corridors crammed Etruscan artifacts (including a priceless chandelier) and art work was a unique experience. Really congratulations to manage the complex.
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