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. Work out when and for how long to visit Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia and other Rome attractions using our handy Rome vacation trip planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • August 10, 2017
    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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  • There is a lot to discover and learn about this civilisation what the museum manages quite well to guide you through a long its first part. But after the first half, I seems it is more a display of the different collections than organised to carry you through history. The building is also nice by itself.
  • One of the most interesting museum in Rome. It is dedicated to Etruscan civilization. Museum is rich and is a must for all lovers of history. All exhibits have explanations in English.
  • Fabulous Italian museum of Etruscan history. Not to be missed. Many historical artifacts.
  • For us who do not speak Italian this museum has limited to offer. Many of the great stands are available in English as well as Italian, but most of the information tables in the counters with artifacts are only in Italian.
  • One of my favourite museums, all about the people who were here BEFORE the Romans

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