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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  • The Etruscan history is a very interesting topic for those who are interested in the times of the Roman Empire. Here, many artifacts are exhibited, unfortunately often without thematic structure and English explanations. Everything seems haphazardly collected and stuffed. The entrance area with cash and shop points to the problems. Employees also have a rather listless. The Villa is sure a nice frame and their architecture allows a logical tour. But also here the ravages of time. Would be nice if were invested here in the next few years and newly cured.
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  • for rugby ticket (fourth time), we went to see the Etruscan Museum, more than 5000 exhibits from the most famous to the little touches, the villa is beautiful but we haven't been able to enjoy it due to bad I'm afraid. recommended history lived and magazine.
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  • A really rich history and Museum exhibits related to the Etruscans and beyond. Shame about some areas leave some out of use. Deserves a lot more and definitely worth a visit!
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  • 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.
  • The Etruscan Museum located in the stunning Villa Giulia with perfectly kept gardens is considered a treasure trove of pre-Roman artifacts. It is certainly amazing to imagine anything you see in the museum dates as far back as 600 BC. The location is a bit out of the regular tourist route and therefore quite on the best of days. If you are in contemplation mood there is no better spot for it then on a stone bench in front of the reconstructed Etruscan temple in the courtyard.
  • You will be pleasantly surprised if you choose to spend some time in the museum and surrounding little gardens, there is a coffee vending machine at the very back and lovely shaded area with a bench nearby. Exhibits are amazing especially the jewellery collection collected over hundreds of years by Castellani family. A must see, to wind down after your villa Borghese visit.
  • This hidden gem is one of the best Etruscan museums in Italy. There are thousands of artifacts along with decent interpretations in English and Italian. It's not a main attraction so less crowded than most other places in Rome. If you are at all interested in pre Roman civilisation then don't miss this museum.
  • If one fancies oneself an appreciater of pre-Roman civilizations and cultures, this is a must see exhibit. It is free the first Sunday of every month but is well worth the price of admission for any looking for samples of Etruscan craftsmanship. Don't be fooled by the unassuming facade and courtyard the real treasures are in the three floor exhibit inside and one would do a great disservice to oneself if the whole exhibit was not explored slowly.
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