Guarnacci Etrurian Museum, Volterra

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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful Museum rich in Etruscan, worth visiting even for the location and the small garden not to be missed!
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Guarnacci Museum of Volterra is a jewel of etruscology that makes us relive this fascinating civilization that was overshadowed by Rome with its incorporation. The Guarnacci Museum is rich in archaeological remains found in the area around the old Velatri, one of the Etruscan cities.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The museum contains lots of Etruscan artifacts which have been cataloged since the time of Guarnacci, from the end of the 18th century. Thousand of pieces, not always well described: it is an old stru...  more »
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  • Interesting exhibitions, but almost no description of what things were and almost nothing in English. Still enjoyable if you're prepared to try and work things out for yourself!
  • I was positively impressed with the size of the collection especially in comparison with the Cerveteri etruscan museum.
  • One things for certain the amount and quality of Etruscan art in this collection is truly astounding. The workmanship and detail on the alabaster and terracotta urns helps bring the past to life. On the downside, one of the responsibilities of a museum should be to educate and the Guarnaccia falls woefully short. The information contained on the labelling (even in Italian) tended toward the minimalistic and it would have been good if a number of artifacts could have been highlighted because of what they revealed about Etruscan culture. About half way through the exhibition I did notice what looked like numbers on some of the exhibets that seem to belong to an audio guide but I was not offered a guide at the entrance and I did not see any for hire. Perhaps the grumpy looking person on the front desk forgot to inform me, she seemed very preoccupied with making me shut the door properly, making sure I was not carrying a bag and informing me I was not allowed to take photos.
  • This was a kind of weird museum. I enjoyed it, but at some point it stopped being interesting to see Etruscan funerary urns. That's primarily what's in this museum. Worth seeing as a part of the family pass or if you've got a large interest in Etruscan funerary urns, that's about it. Maybe better with a tour guide.
  • Boring, just A LOT of poteries put on shelves without any explanation. Not interesting at all. The most interesting thing is that it is one of the oldest European museum. Opened during the 18th century, probably didn't change since...

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