We came over to Volterra only for this museum while we were travelling from Lucca to San Gimignano. Volterra and this museum absolutely deserve to visit.
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This is something of a specialist museum. There are many beautiful artefacts from the era but most of the museum houses vast numbers of burial urns found in and around Volterra. So really to appreciate the place you must love the sculpture that is to...More
This museum is the go to place for Etruscan culture. And, it is in a great little town that has much more to offer, without the scrum that is San G.
An authentic collection of the town's own artifacts from late bronze age Etruria, with more rooms than I could count (11?) full of intricately carved alabaster urns depicting Etruscan cultural scenes on the bottoms and unique individuals on the tops. And more! I was lost...More
We visited with a group and had a local guide who explained the history of the area and the importance of these urns. If you don't have a guide, I would recommend the audio tour.
To appreciate the historical importance of the Tuscany region this museum displays maps and artifacts and tombs with exciting views over the rolling landscape!
This is the worst curated museum I've ever been to, but it has really cool stuff. No labels on anything; the labels that ARE there have no English translations. Everything is mostly just numbered, as if to be curated at a later date. If you...More
Who are these people who can't spend more than 5 minutes looking at something? The museum exhibits are fantastic- certainly there are a lot of funeral urns but they are all different and fascinating and the more you look the more detail you see. Certainly...More
A facinating museum overflowing with wonderous artefacts. Rooms filled with ceramics, jewellery all found in the burial sites. One of the most important Etruscan museums in Italy.