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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Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia reviews
After spending an hour relaxing in the peaceful empty garden I noticed an information packed museum. Many floors and pieces, from the tomb of the famous Etruscan couple to countless daily life...
After spending an hour relaxing in the peaceful empty garden I noticed an information packed museum. Many floors and pieces, from the tomb of the famous Etruscan couple to countless daily life... more »
This is a great museum away from the main throng of tourists, who aren’t attracted be something that isn’t Russell Crow-Gladiator related. Consequently, it’s never over run, unlike so many of Rome’s..... more
This is a great museum away from the main throng of tourists, who aren’t attracted be something that isn’t Russell Crow-Gladiator related. Consequently, it’s never over run, unlike so many of Rome’s..... more »
Artifacts, jewels and lots of pottery. Impossible to miss their highlight, the sarcophagus of the spouses and the bilingual Pyrgi tablets (in Etruscan and Phoenician). The building where houses the.... more
Artifacts, jewels and lots of pottery. Impossible to miss their highlight, the sarcophagus of the spouses and the bilingual Pyrgi tablets (in Etruscan and Phoenician). The building where houses the.... more »
Really liked this museum. The captions of the objects on display are only in Italian, but there are plenty of panels in every room written in English. On the second floor the aircon could not be felt, so it was boiling! Other than that, the museum is big and interesting: many everyday objects from thumbs and even the reconstruction of two burial chambers. We got to enter for free (still you have to collect your free ticket at the entrance) as it is possible to do every first Sunday of the month. Worth visiting!
This was one of the best representations of the Etruscan culture of any museum we have seen, in Italy or anywhere else. An amazing assortment of grave goods pots and shreds. Jewelry was mind-boggling and it's the detailand condition. Beautiful location with lovely greenery very helpful staff and very reasonable prices, you must stop for any fan of the culture
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!
We happened upon this museum and were very surprised. Even in season it was not at all busy, it has a huge number of artifacts mostly of Etruscan origin. Very well laid out, most signs also in English and a beautiful garden. Only negative is, while there is a wide range of time periods and styles for the artifacts, they were largely the same type of artifacts (pottery, terracotta and bronze statuary). We enjoyed it greatly and will likely go again as we only had 1.5 hrs before we had to go.
The renaissance palazzo hosts a very interesting collection of etruscan art. There is a large variety of pottery, vases , statues, jewellery, metal objects,... it is impressive and very well presented . Definitely worth a visit. There is no cafe , but on the other hand it is even on weekends the museum is almost empty.
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