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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  • Taking the Tram to the Valle Giulia 3:00 pm you rest and enjoy the beauty of the journey. At the end is this Museum, beautiful, quiet, organized. Pay 6 euros to enter, but worth every penny.
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  • Great collection with extremely long and wordy labels meant to confuse the visitor! To facilitate your visit here are 14 suggested stops: 1. Entrance: Map on the right wall. As you look on the right w...  more »
  • Villa Giuliaan has put together a wonderful collection of Etruscan culture of esineellistä, most of which comes from the tomb of the findings. You will find there is assembled according to the hallowed halls of the discovery of the places and of the chronology. The Museum is a traditional, where items are at the heart of; overviews and explanations in English, but Italian artefacts were for the most part only in Italian, what can be considered as a small shortcoming. The collection is located in a Renaissance Villa or the Museum's framework is in itself attractive.
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  • This museum has a pretty exhaustive collection of Etruscan burial artifacts, and it's cool to see recognizable items like dice and combs and swords that were buried to represent the personality and life of the person they were buried with. There's a lot of English in the museum, maybe not describing every item (there are thousands), but describing every burial ground and the significance of certain items and sites. The thing to know going in is that the museum exhibit is arranged by burial/excavation site, not by time. I liked that layout, it made sense given the multigenerational nature of Etruscan burial mounds.
  • Absolutely loved this place. If you're interested in ancient civilizations, it's a perfect fit. I've been in several museums dedicated to the Etruscans, but this one has to offer the best artifacts. Whole section is dedicated to the Etruscan language, which was very important for me.
  • It was a place wonderful but there were a lot Roble with the communication, how you get there, the was not cure for the garden but the staff was very helpful and amazing
  • A real highlight on Etruscan art. Its an amazing collection. I recommend it to anyone that wants to know what was here before the Roman empire began. The building itself was a papal villa, beautiful renaissance style, and partially accessible for free. The audio guide is not high tech but worth the 5 euros to understand what you see. Focus on ground floor collection.
  • Massive museum nestled in a quiet neighborhood far from the rest of the Roman tourist hustle and bustle. Large collection of late antiquity artefacts, with a few master pieces. Generally quiet.
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