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Museo Archeologico Mecenate

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Address: Via Margaritone 10 | Ex Monastero Olivetano di San Bernardo, 52100, Arezzo, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0575 20882
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Etruscan in my heart

those who are fond of history of the Etruscans is obligated to see this museum ... great story inside with many historical artifacts ... recommended

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2016
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Santa Fe, Philippines
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Villar Perosa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We found this museum almost by chance , but it's worth a visit , with the Etruscan vases , decorated in a wonderful way , jewels of an amazing modernity and elegance , plus many Roman artifacts . The whole well presented and easy to follow . The staff is very kind and available , unfortunately we were the only... More 

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Santa Fe, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

those who are fond of history of the Etruscans is obligated to see this museum ... great story inside with many historical artifacts ... recommended

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Thank Shake8Me
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Lots to see in this museum. Reasonably priced. Unfortunately very little has English explanation. Some rooms have one sheet of English explanation. Some rooms have none.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Rooms decorated in Roman or Etruscan style, a Roman amphitheater, ceramic and glass artifacts and statues, coins and many other antiquities are here. I wish there had been more information, though they did have informational sheets in multiple languages.

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Thank Diana S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

This is a large collection of artefacts. I enjoyed a lot but also a lot of it was very similar (once you've seen one ceramic pot, you've seen them all). I did particularly enjoy going for a walk in the garden and looking at the ancient structures. Staff were very friendly!

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Thank Linda K
Lilburn, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

While in Arezzo, we wanted to visit the Museum and Roman amphitheatre but were unable to gain entrance. The amphitheatre had a sign posted which read "Due to vandalism, this attraction is closed to the public" but indicated that you could get a guide within the museum. As luck would have it we were there on Saturday, August 15, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

The archaeological museum is built into the structure of the Roman amphitheatre. Inside there is a great range of exhibits from Etruscan and Roman times. It's not well organised or documented in English, but contains a wealth of cultural heritage. The shop sells gold jewellery made in the Etruscan style. The young lady serving behind the counter turned out to... More 

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

For Only 6 euro you can immerse yourself in a beautiful old convent that is built over and around an ancient Roman amphitheatre for 1 to 2 hours. We were the only visitors late in the afternoon for the 2 hours we strolled through the 20 rooms of interesting and often uncased items. There are English explanations beside objects as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had taken the train from Florence to see the famous frescoes by Piero della Francesco. After lunch we decided to check out this museum and were very happy we did. Lots of very good examples of Etruscan artifacts, as well as Roman objects. The design of the building makes an effort to emulate and integrate the adjacent Roman amphitheater,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

This museum is in an historic building next to some roman ruins and is especially worthwhile if you are interested in Arezzo's Etruscan past. Many of the exhibits were found in the Centro storico and there are some beautiful examples of Etruscan pottery on the second floor. The museum is included on then Arezzo card which is only ten euros.... More 

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