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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  • Pleasant surprise on a trip to cortona. Museum rich well organized, especially in prehistoric and Etruscan part, with clear explanations and exhaustive. The price of 10 € is only right
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  • A wonderful place to explore, packed full of interesting Etruscan artifacts. Have visited over several years and the summer exhibitions are always must to see.  more »
  • Placed inside a historical building very well renovated, runs on multiple levels retracing the human presence in the territory from prehistoric times to the present. Of course the most substantial concerns the Etruscan culture.
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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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