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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  • ...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 »
  • The Etruscan Museum is located in Villa Julia. It is one of the most important museums in the world dedicated to Etruscan civilization and the most important Etruscan museum in Italy, housed in a...  more »
  • This museum is not on a short list of 'must do' Rome sightseeings. And it is a pity. Etruscans are most misterious contributors to history of Roman Empire. And the museum represents their story very.....  more »
  • Beautiful exposition in a wonderful place. The exposition is really well curated (just missing some English translations). The villa is absolutely beautiful
  • Great museum,facinating historical information and artifacts ,friendly helpfull staff. maybe needs some better refreshments.
  • Enough materials and information for a day-long visit in one of the most beautiful settings in Rome, a noble family's Renaissance villa worth a visit on its own. Close to the Japan foundation, another jewel, and the Museum of Modern Art. A bit far from traditional tourist routes, but the Villa Borghese park is stunning and the two institutions really deserve a day visit.
  • Glorious location! Almost overwhelmed by the amount of archeological finds on display. Under the radar so practically empty
  • Can’t understand the positive reviews. The museum is very poorly laid out with not much information or structure. The information that is available is largely in Italian only. The grounds are nice but in need of some serious maintenance and renovation, much like the interior. If you’re really interested in Etruscan history then I’d recommend, if not, then not worth the trip.

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