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Museo Etrusco Guarnacci

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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This museum houses one of Italy's best collections of Etruscan artifacts.
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Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 15, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 86347
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the medieval town of Voltera, is a museum dedicated to the original people of Italy, the Etruscans, who predated Rome and are the basis for the region’s name of Tuscany. This is not a large museum but it has fascinating tombs statues that show...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank N3761MDalexk
Reviewed December 14, 2018

If you are interested in Volterra's pre-Roman Etruscan heritage the Museo Etrusco Guarnacci is a must-see part of your visit to this beautiful walled hill-town. Especially impressive is the collection over 400 funerary urns, all lavishly sculptured. Don't miss the touchingly realistic portrait of an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wiltshireman62
Reviewed November 3, 2018

A great and interesting museum. Its worth going if you like these types of things and something different

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Petra L
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Very large collection of funeral urns with a few other interesting items. The building itself is very beautiful and worth a short visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Krazykat26
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The museum a is extensive--4 floors of mostly elaborately decorated Etruscan funeral boxes but they depict life during the 1000 year civilization. The is associated commentary and also metal work, pottery and other explanations. So the visitor gets a better understanding even though their language...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Crowso
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I echo other comments about the lack of organization and lack of additional languages on the plaques. Don’t go unless you plan to use the audio headsets. With the headsets, this museum is very interesting if you are into ancient history. I have been to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

The city’s Etruscan legacy is best represented in this museum, which is one of the most important archeological museums in the country, holding mainly the local findings, including around six hundred funeral urns. The huge collection is well organized and informative, but it is probably...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 25, 2018

then this will make you very happy. Definitely get the audio guide and you'll learn a ton. Fantastic giant array of Etruscan artifacts and funerial urns ...and sculptures and the most beautiful glass. Really worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ebean
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place for history lovers. Amazing collection of Etruscan art and utilities, absolutely fantastic alabaster sculptures. Can spend there whole day slowly walking through the exhibition rooms.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Elek M
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

When visiting Volterra, this museum offers a nice insight in Etruscan culture through the exhibition of many artifacts dating from that era. I did not take the audio guide, so I had to rely on my basic Italian skills to understand the signs (if there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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10 AM- 19 Pm. Cost 8€ for adulti, 6€ for Child.
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