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MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca

Piazza Luca Signorelli 9 | Palazzo Casali, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 637235
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Must see history of the Eutruscans

Wonderful, very thorough museum with terrific artifacts and descriptions. Worthy of several hours... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2015
Carol W
Seattle, Washington
Great geometric designs of the Etruscans- and a lot of informatin!

This museum takes time because you are reading about a civilization that was very intricate and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2015
Nevada City, California
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The MAEC houses an extraordinary collection bringing together all the material discovered in and around Cortona since the 1700s.The museum collection can be visited in two sections: one dedicated to the Etruscan Academy, and the other centered on the most recent findings from the Cortona necropolis. The collection of the Accademai Etrusca boasts exceptional pieces from various historical periods, like the celebrated Etruscan Chandelier, ancient Egyptian burial goods and works by futurist master Gino Severini. The section dedicated to the City of Cortona offers a journey that begins in the paleoenvironment of the Chiana Valley and arrives in the Cortona of Roman times, passing through the ancient period (580-480 B.C.E.) with the princely Etruscan tombs of the Sodo and Camucia and significant findings such as the Tabula Cortonensis, the third longest Etruscan text in the world.The layout of the museum was specifically designed to communicate with visitors in an innovative way, using both reconstructions and multimedia equipment. All texts are fully rendered in both English and Braill.
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  • Average9%
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  • Terrible1%
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Piazza Luca Signorelli 9 | Palazzo Casali, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 637235
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

Wonderful, very thorough museum with terrific artifacts and descriptions. Worthy of several hours of visits

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This museum takes time because you are reading about a civilization that was very intricate and artistic. Just the very fact that Cortona's founding walls of the city were Etruscan makes it very interesting....if you give the time it takes to see the entire museum...More

Thank DianeWittmanPunteri
Reviewed 21 March 2015

and I see from the reviewer photos of the interior of the museum that I missed many fine exhibits. Time was of the essence for us as we needed to be in another city for work. Hope some day to return to take it all...More

Thank 787sallyb
Reviewed 17 February 2015

History of the area was very well displayed. Amazing artifacts and nicely displayed. Several levels so walking and stair climbing should be a focus

Thank GiGi1232014
Reviewed 14 January 2015

we loved the MAEC museum, from Etruscan tims till Romans and Rainessance. pity we had a small kid with us which was not interested, if you go alone you will enjoy as you need 3-4 hours to see it all in comfort.

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Reviewed 2 January 2015

Ingresso 9 euro Soppressi biglietti combinati con Museo Diocesiano e riduzioni Il museo nel Palazzo Casali è davvero misero in confronto al suo prezzo e a musei come Tarquinia o Chiusi. Due soli pezzi salvabili: un letto sepolcrale ed un eccezionale lampadario etrusco...davvero poco. This...More

Thank Isoladilipari
Reviewed 10 December 2014

The MAEC was a big surprise for us during a recent vacation day in Crotona, Italy. I expected a lot of Etruscan artifacts, but I did not expect the items to be displayed in such an artful and educational manner. Without knowing much about that...More

Thank KathyEP
Reviewed 22 October 2014

The museum goes back in time as it takes you down 3 stories into the past. All the way back to the first wall built to protect the city

Thank PhilLOhio
Reviewed 19 October 2014

You really should pay this place a visit. Plan on spending a couple hours exploring the many rooms of artifacts. Its amazing and extremely fortunate that so many items have been preserved for us to enjoy. From art to architecture to religion...there's something for everyone...More

Thank eatbread
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Interesting and worth a visit while in Cortona. We stopped in during our wanderings around town and we were not disappointed.

Thank Book8441
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