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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  • Top! Collection is unique and able to shed a light on the Etruscan culture but also on its commerces with Greece, thus being also very interesting the relationship between Etruscans and... 
    Top! Collection is unique and able to shed a light on the Etruscan culture but also on its commerces with Greece, thus being also very interesting the relationship between Etruscans and...  more »
  • Interesting museum. Everything you ever wanted to know about Etruria. Unusually for Italy, the staff is actually glad to see you. Get the audio guide. 
    Interesting museum. Everything you ever wanted to know about Etruria. Unusually for Italy, the staff is actually glad to see you. Get the audio guide.  more »
  • ...but can be a little overwhelming. Be prepared to see a lot of pottery (much of it very beautiful, btw). The story of the Etruscan people is dealt with in thorough fashion; most exhibits are... 
    ...but can be a little overwhelming. Be prepared to see a lot of pottery (much of it very beautiful, btw). The story of the Etruscan people is dealt with in thorough fashion; most exhibits are...  more »
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  • Lots of explanations in English. Worth visiting! Next time I would try to take a guided tour. We had lunch first at the nearby modern art museum, which was very good food in their restaurant. These museums are found in a gorgeous park-like area. Recommended!
  • Incredible and extensive collection housed in a beautiful villa. However the curation is dated and many of the exhibit boards faded with age. While most texts are also translated into English none of the titles or captions are. On top of a 10€ entry fee an audio guide costs an extra 5€. If you’re not familiar with Etruscan history, this museum will be overwhelming.
  • Nice museum, plenty of information on Étrusque art and archeological findings + other local civilizations. However, gets a little redundant unless you're a dedicated fan of the topic + lacks a little bit of global chronological context. Also, the main texts are available in both Italian and English, but the displayed items labels are only in Italian so you need a little extra effort to understand it. Lastly, the outdoor indications are quite confusing/incomplete so you need to explore a little by yourself especially with ongoing construction/restoration work...
  • Interesting museum in a beautiful building with a nice courtyard. When first visiting the museum, it was fascinating to learn a bit about the Etruscan civilization and how it was overtaken by Rome, and the cultural impact the Etruscans had on Rome.
  • Very nice museum, the reason it merits 5*'s is due to the amazing sarcophagus of a husband and wife - if you only see that one piece you will see it was already worth the effort.

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