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MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca

Closed Now: 10:00 - 19:00
Open today: 10:00 - 19:00
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A gem

Loved this museum. The Etruscans had such a huge influence on this little town of Cortona and also... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
West Warwick, R.I.
a fine museum but...

This is a great place but the logistics the one terrible review describes aredaunting. I wondered... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Decatur, Georgia
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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...more
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Piazza Luca Signorelli 9, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 637235
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Loved this museum. The Etruscans had such a huge influence on this little town of Cortona and also the entire area. Learned so much. A great couple of hours

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a great place but the logistics the one terrible review describes aredaunting. I wondered how to find someone to run the lift. Now I know. There are many stairs here and they will challenge you if you have mobility issues.

Thank Sharon34895
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This museum focuses on discoveries made when digging up Etruscan tombs. There is a huge variety of objects. From funerary items to weapons of war. Very well displayed but the museum is spoilt to some extent by the number of steps.

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Located in the beautiful Palazzo Casali, built in the 16th century, this important museum has art and artefacts from Etruscan, Roman and Egyptian civilization on display, and lot of items from the Medieval era, which is like a journey through local history of more than...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic little museum. It has a lot of interesting artifacts. Easily spend 1-2hrs here if you like to know more about Cortona’s history and it’s connections with Italian history especially during the renaissance. The Etruscan heritage is also very interesting. Well worth a...More

Thank Wongluk
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Without a guide I would have not been able to sort out the relative importance of the findings. The Etruscan chandelier is one of the treasures - quite impressive. Take your time, a rushed visit will leave you gaining very little insight.

Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of exhibits, artefacts and articles explaining the history of the Etruscan way of life and death. Pagan, Roman, Greek influences. Numerous floors. Loved the area in the old palazzo showing how the wealthy lived and influenced the town. Worth a visit

Thank robert_brant
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

First few floors are underground in this old building and good displays of Etruscan history in this area. Captions in English and Italian. A great pictorial timeline on an upper floor, again with captions in English and Italian. Some more random rooms, including an Egyptian...More

Thank wendyk621
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The museum has findings that are absolutely worthwhile, but they are (dis)organised in such a way that one thinks the aim is to make visitors crazy! The museum is huge. When you buy your ticket, the staff won't give you a museum plan. You will...More

Thank kira_gartzou
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I have visited many museums .this is well displayed and a modern museum .when you enter you must go downstairs to the basement and work your way up but then you can not find your way out .if one thinks about it and how one...More

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