Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze, Florence
(3.3/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
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  • Over the years, I've been to Florence many times, but this was my first visit to this museum—I was missing out big time. This museum has amazing exhibits, and I could easily have spent many more hours...  more »
  • Excellent collection of ancient artifacts. Has English descriptions as well as Italian (unlike some of the other museums that only had Italian). I personally am more interested in artifacts than paint...  more »
  • My spouse is an amateur archaeologist; needless to say, when we recently visited Florence (our fifth) we just had to make the time to visit this collection, one of the oldest of its kind in Italy. Loc...  more »
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  • Cheap and so good value for money in terms of sheer number of objects. Some interesting stories to tell in terms of Etruscan pots and Egyptian burial practices and fabrics. Three problems. Some lighting made it impossible to view objects either because you had to stand between light and object to see it or because nobody had thought about the reflection coming off the perspex screens. A cloak was impossible to examine. There are better ways of lighting photosensitive objects: lower light in the room as a whole for example. Second, related, there wasn't enough room sometimes to see whole displays. So back up to read some text and you find yourself backing into another display case. Also one of the security staff was overbearing present to the point of making me uncomfortable. By all means watch what I'm doing but don't follow me at a constant distance (step for step. I started shuffling a few paces at a time to test it). For context I am in my thirties, a historian, and there was nothing in that area that was not secured behind perspex or glass. I didn't look like a threat. Made it hard to try to compare bits of material culture though. It was a relief when some kids came in: staff member was on them like a shot.
  • Almost doesn't belong in a city with such sterling museums, though still worth a visit despite the down-at-the-heels feel (especially the first floor, the dingy stairwells, the missing signage and solo water closet). Houses stunning ancient artifacts, especially Etruscan treasures.
  • A forgotten jewel in Florence with many stunning pieces. Forgotten means: some items out of place, sometimes no captions, lack of light.
  • No one visit there. All the explanations written in Italian.
  • The Etruscans have been so neglected and this is one of a few places to help to fill In one of the classical world's lacunas.