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Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

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A beautiful 16th century palace housing a world-famous collection of ancient Roman and Etruscan sculpture and artifacts.
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Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9, 00196 Rome, Italy
+39 06 322 6571
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum on a tour lead by my archaeology field school, however you don't need to be an archaeologist to enjoy the Villa Giulia. It has an incredible collection of Etruscan artifacts that sheds light on the early history of the Etruscans, Romans...More

1  Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking for some amazing Etruscan burials, chariot burials, hut urns, Etruscan temples, Greek pottery, and no way the Chigi vase, come here now!!! Everything is so beautifully preserved it is to die for!!!!

2  Thank Olivia L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I return to this museum and notice things I haven't seen before. This has such an incredible collection of Etruscan artefacts. Most of them are displayed with their context in mind and all have English panel explanations.

1  Thank A1713GYlaurab
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a nice morning walk through the Villa Borghese gardens we arrived at the Villa Giulia Museum. The building itself is gorgeous, the exterior walkways are decorated with beautiful frescoes and the garden holds both a temple and nympaheum. Unlike many museums that are arranged...More

1  Thank redskyalert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main Etruscan sites, in Cerveteri and Tarquinia, are about an hour from Rome, and allow you to see the tombs from which many of the artifacts in this museum came, but note that this is THE place to visit to see the most important...More

Thank lranewyorkparis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More Etruscan art than you will see in all other places combined. Almost overwhelming but stunning nevertheless. The whole pre-roman culture is presented in its art, artifacts and structures (tombs, etc...) almost to the point where you're ready to cry "uncle". The setting is quite...More

Thank DCfoodman
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This museum is very well organized with fascinating displays of Etruscan artefacts. The display cases are clear and well labelled. In English and Italian only) The audio guides do not really add anything to what is written with each exhibit. The museum is a well...More

Thank MarekG706
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Impressive collection of Etruscan art! We learnt a lot about this ancient culture. Unfortunately, the audioguide was not as informative as the museum itself.

Thank GothenburgProfessor
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Strongly recommend learning about the Etruscan culture before visiting museum. We are talking about the society of warriors and art collectors, priests famous for their divination skills, artisans famous for their metal works in bronze and gold, navigators of seas trading with Egypt and parts...More

1  Thank LeopoldsFriend
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

In this museum is possible to have contact with pre-Roman Etruscan population: findings are from Etruscan necropolis and from graves since many things were destroyed by Romans when they conquered their territory or lost in time due to robberies. The most famous finding hosted in...More

Thank Gioacchino C
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last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as
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Response from FragilePineapple | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend two hours. This museum has the most diverse and impressive collection of etruscan artifacts in all of Italy. It's the next best thing to actually visiting Cerveteri and Tarquinia. Because it is inside a... More
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17 March 2017|
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Response from rob2269 | Reviewed this property |
To get tickets, walk through the entrance. Advance tickets are NOT necessary. I walked from Villa Borghese at a slow walk and it took about 20 minutes. The return to Villa Borghese took more time because it was uphill and... More
Patti R
20 April 2016|
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The museum is closed all mondays (except when it's a feast f.e. on 25 April 2016),
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