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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  • Budgeted at least 3 hours to visit this wonderful Museum. It begins with the remains of prehistoric animals found in the area and continue with several rooms dedicated to the Etruscan culture. In addition to showing the furnishings of the tombs of Camucia and hard, here you can see a beautiful chandelier sculpted and the famous Tabula Cortonensis, a contractual document written on bronze (very unusual for the length of the text). After the Roman and late antique, also worth visiting the library of ' 700 and the Etruscan Academy. Created in ' 700, the age of enlightenment, is a monument of culture in all its facets. Beautiful the Egyptian section. The Museum is housed in the article palazzo Casali.
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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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  • 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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