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Mary Orthodontist wrote a review Jul 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom17 contributions
The museum is cosy small interesting place. Quick insight into Etruscan history. Nice and helpful staff.
Date of experience: July 2020
Maryna Ch wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The museum is not very big but quite interesting. Staff working here is nice and helpful. The Guide has a passion for the history and archeology of the region , all the stories she was speaking about were interesting.Indeed the place is quick insight in the history of Etruscan people.…
Date of experience: July 2020
Brun066 wrote a review Nov 2019
Florence, Italy9,997 contributions1,028 helpful votes
Those who visit the archaeological park in Baratti and Populonia (the park consists of three nucleuses, two in Baratti, in the flat and coastal area of the Etruscan necropolis, and one in Populonia, high on the homonymous promontory), often find in the captions that the archaeological iitems found there are kept in this museum in nearby Piombino. A visit to the museum is therefore appropriate, whenever possible. We visited the Museum on a sunny September weekend: the weather invited everyone to go to the beach rather than to the Museum. And in fact, in addition to us, only one other couple was present during our visit. It's the more commendable that the Municipality of Piombino foresees however for the Museum ample opening hours. The Museum doesn't show the features of an archaeological museum of ancient tradition, albeit small: it was established in recent times, assembling together with findings of lower weight the outstanding ones, which give the Museum its character, and which date back recent, or that in any case have been recently put up in public institutions. Among them (let's take just a few examples here): the silver amphora with representations of the goddess Cybele, which documents, in the middle of the 4th century, the persistence of pagan worships (in this case, of oriental origin) in the territories of the Roman Empire; the mosaic with fish found into the Populonia acropolis, the "treasure of Rimigliano", consisting of a conglomerate of 3d century's Roman coins, which has been chosen not to break down to avoid damaging them and is kept in an "aquarium" to keep the recovery conditions. The museum also has a strong didactic component, which leads it to be particularly suitable for school visits. In essence, this is an attraction suitable for spending from one to two hours.…
Date of experience: September 2019
hellmbeck wrote a review Aug 2018
Fishers, Indiana816 contributions259 helpful votes
Off the beaten path and worth the drive! Small museum, easy to navigate. The silver amphora is the big draw and is beautifully highlighted with lots of information easily available. On your way back north, totally worth a stop in Bolgheri for wine tasting!
Date of experience: June 2018
BobC558 wrote a review May 2016
New York City, New York316 contributions226 helpful votes
this is a must if you are at all interested in the history of the area that you are visiting when in Piombino. . Take the time and read the signs in the museum - they are in both italian and english, and it will make what you see all the more interesting.
Date of experience: May 2016