Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, Rome

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Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia houses some of the world's most important sculptures and artifacts from Etruscan civilization. This 16th-century palace, formerly the property of the pope, contains objects from some of Italy's oldest civilizations. Examine ancient ceramics, jewelry, and tools while learning about the history of this highly advanced pre-Roman civilization. The most famous treasure on display here is the terracotta funerary monument Sarcofago degli Sposi, depicting a married couple reclining together at a banquet. In between looking at ancient objects, you can visit the villa's peaceful grounds or restaurant. Put Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rome holiday planner .
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  • This is a fabulous and busy museum, packed with a wide range of specimens and excellent narrative, in Italian and English. There is really a tremendous amount of information and the exhibits and layou...  more »
  • I'm not particularly interested in the subject but being historical could not miss a visit to the Museum of Villa Giulia. The Museum is very large with a wealth of historical relics and remains of tombs dating back to Etruscan times. The tour didn't really fascinated because it was not very engaging. Ultimately in Rome there are many things to visit if you are interested to the Etruscans you definitely lose this attraction.
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  • I never looked to visit this museum, but I'm glad we did. This is an amazing and important collection of human heritage. Forget the Romans, look at what their predecessors did! And they did a lot. Pot...  more »
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  • One of my favorite museum experiences so far in Italy. I knew little about the Etruscan's before spending a couple of hours. I highly recommend the audio tour.
  • This museum is a gem! Great glimpse of the ancients of the ancients.
  • I advise to read about some of the history about it, get a good guide, it's fascinating, this small museum, rich and full of history stories
  • It would have been better if it had more than just pots. Pretty much a pot museum
  • It is not an Italien history. Much photos it is good that there is a lot of English.

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