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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  • at palazzo Casali Etruscan Museum with the famous Etruscan chandelier and the Hall of the library of the accademia etrusca. Additionally you can admire the Egyptian artifacts collected by a high prelate in the 800.
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  • A great way to understand the history of Tuscany and Italy, A good place to visit solo, with a friend, or group. 
  • The MAEC is a fantastic Museum, with some spectacular Etruscan relics, Greek artefacts, and some unexpected Egyptian sarcophagus! It also has a really good collection of Renaissance Art. We often sugg...  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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