MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortona

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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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  • If a Museum is that the quality of the artifacts then the MAEC deserves the maximum votes. But if on the guarded objects does not appear even a tiny sign to understand what they are seeing, if the lighting is such that it does not distinguish obstacles and objects, if the majority of multimedia systems is faulty, if the three floors of the Museum not encountered even a final treat even if you can't find the directions to exit then the guarded objects can be beautiful but the Museum is bad
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  • If only to admire the bronze chandelier, adorned with mythological creatures and vivid testimony of fine craftsmanship that comes to us untouched since the dawn of time, well worth a visit. Other wonders will compensate the visitor fond generously.
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  • Museum is a must for all concerned: Etruscan and Roman history, precious finds, reconstructions and modern equipment; the section on the history of the cultural Association of Cortona is a gem
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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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