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Museo Etrusco Guarnacci

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Address: Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 15, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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+39 0588 86347
09:00 - 11:30
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This museum houses one of Italy's best collections of Etruscan artifacts.

This museum houses one of Italy's best collections of Etruscan artifacts.

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The biggest Etruscan collection. Very good collection. Worth spending an hour there for a few Euro. It is a a period of history not yet fully understood but from the objects... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Antwerp, Belgium
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Few floors of history of Volterra. The gids know allot about their history and can talk about many interesting facts of their city

Thank Janna T
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This small, accessible museum provides wonderful insight into the Etruscan civilization which existed in Tuscany, and beyond, from about 800 BC to 100 BC. After purchasing our tickets, my husband and young adult children were greeted by two curators who seemed thrilled to share their passion for this still little-understood society. These were curators, not docents. Their willingness to add... More 

Thank missprism
Savannah, Georgia, USA
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Some reviewers have said here that there are no English translations of interpretive media, but I did not find that the case. Although the interpretation may be thin in places, it was easily translated by one who knows little Italian. The collection of Etruscan burial boxes was just beyond belief, probably the finest in the world, and the first floor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The biggest Etruscan collection. Very good collection. Worth spending an hour there for a few Euro. It is a a period of history not yet fully understood but from the objects displayed it's clear it was an advance society

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New York, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The museum is full of interesting, Etruscan artifacts. Basic knowledge of Etruscan culture will improve your experience and the visit will help expand your knowledge of the civilization. The museum could use a renovation, however I appreciate the opportunity to view so many artifacts so close to where they were discovered.

Thank PermanentNomad
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This museum has 3 floors with the oldest artifacts on the 1st floor. On one side of ground floor are Etruscan foundations dating back to 400 BC which were kind of interesting. There are a lot of funerary urns with carving on the bottom & sculptures of the person who died on the top. The upper floors have a vast... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016

It was very interesting for most of our party. Younger children probably wont enjoy this as much, but it was very interesting. In the outdoor area it was very beautiful, an ideal spot for a photo-shoot. The top floor was closed, but some of the staff took us up there anyway, so that was very kind as some members of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you decide visit Volterra, there is a great read by DH Laurence, "Estruscan Places", It provides a great history and photographs of the sophistication of this people, their art and tombs. It provides more context for the current and historical sites of the city and the surrounding area.

Thank Fourteener54
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

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...

Thank Mathieu R
Quebec, Quebec
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is "overflowing" with exhibits and information. We were surprised by the sheer quantity and quality of artefacts. Well organized and not too many tourists...after this tour you'll get a good understanding for Etruscan civilisation.

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