MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortona

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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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  • It has a large sample that traces the history of Cortona-linked from the Etruscan sites to the Renaissance. We thought that it was a small sample, and spent more than two hours inside. The bad thing is that I had just finished a temporary exhibition and had several rooms preparing for the next so and everything is recommended.
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  • Exhibits, collection, and English translations were wonderful. The Etruscan history is not well known, and Cortona is the home for a couple of notable excavations that help us understand the culture a...  read more »
  • Very complete Museum to show us that Etruria evolved Tuscia and to Tuscany. Although the city is beautiful and its streets are made for good legs, well worth a visit this museum where there are some truly beautiful and still unexplained objects.
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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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  • Very interesting and well organized
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  • The Etruscan collection and permanent cooperation with the most prestigious museums in the world
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  • It was formed from 1727 within palazzo Casali, from the original Ducal concession today when the Abbot Onofrio Baldelli donated his collection and his library to the Etruscan Academy, a traditional Museum, it is the image of the institution from which it originated in you can follow the spirit of that culture.
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  • Nice. all about the Etruscans
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