Museo Etrusco

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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Interesting museum for history-lovers
Aug 2019 • Family
Museo Etrusco is an Archeological museum located in the old town of San Gimignano, a fantastic medieval town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. It is a little museum, where you can see some objects of Etruscan Period (preRoman period) and learn about the history of these people. In the region, there are some other Etruscan museum better than this (i.e. in Volterra), so I recommend you visit others, and only visit it if you are a history-lover.
(See also Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and Spezieria di Sta. Fina)
Written 14 May 2020
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John M
Santa Cruz, CA4,248 contributions
Buy a combination ticket to see this and other attractions.
Sep 2018 • Couples
Buy a combination ticket to see this and other attractions, and you will learn about ancient medicines and see some very old pottery, both of which had interest to us. You probably would not make a special trip just to see this.
Written 18 December 2018
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,973 contributions
Included in ticket
Jun 2018 • Couples
We bought a ticket which for a reasonable price included all the civic museums and the Torrre Grossa.
The Etrusco Museo is in the same building as the Modern Art Museum. The Etruscan exhibition is not large and can be visited quite quickly.
Written 1 July 2018
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Jeppe S
Copenhagen, Denmark595 contributions
Spare yourself the dissapointment
Apr 2018 • Couples
Even though the medieval town of San Gimignano has a lot of history, they have not realyl managed to put it on display in an interesting manner on this museum. There is a lot of old pottery from the Etruscans, and an old pharmacy, but pretty much everything is only available in Italien, which is pretty bad for none Italien tourists. Spare yourself the dissapoinment and walk around in the town for an extra 20 minutes that you could waste here.
Written 15 April 2018
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Adrian T
Perth, Australia3,645 contributions
Interesting Old Medicinal Museum - Not fussed with the modern art
Sep 2015 • Couples
Since we had bought the Museum Ticket to go into the town hall and tower and it included these as well, we thought we would go in and have a look.

The La spezieria di Santa Fina was quite interesting and had all of the Herbs, Pots and Medicinal equipment they used to use.

There is also a very nice garden that you can go into where they still grow the herbs.

The modern art gallery upstairs wasn't that impressive.
Written 20 May 2016
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NJTravellingfool
Ridgewood, NJ749 contributions
The collection of museums in town is one of the treasures of the region.
Oct 2015 • Couples
In one of the squares of the City, near the municipal building, is the entrance to the museum and tower. The museum goes up several flights of stairs and in each there are some striking pieces of art. If you have the stamina, you can climb the steps to the tower to get a panoramic view of the country side and the other towers in town. There is an excellent book store as well in this building. The ticket also gives you entrance to another set of museums at the other side of the town.

The second part is a unique mix as it has an outdoor garden, a museum about the apothecaries in town, and an archeological museum. In addition, on the second floor is an extensive modern art museum. Each of the part of the museum are interesting and together form a unique find.
The 7.50 euro entrance is a bargain.
Written 5 December 2015
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RodMcLeod
San Francisco, CA970 contributions
Nice Intimate Museum
Oct 2015 • Family
This is a smallish museum situated away from the town center. It is worth a visit however. There are a number of archaeological exhibits. The exhibit we stumbled upon with great pleasure was a photographic exhibit of the contemporary Italian photographer Franco Fontana which gave us new insights in how to look at the Tuscan landscape.
Written 6 November 2015
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TREVI36
New Home, TX389 contributions
Just another amazng thing to see in this great city.
Oct 2014
Seeing ancient artifacts is always fascinating but this is about as ancient as you can get. Its a fairly large museum and everything is marked. We really enjoyed the statues.
Written 22 June 2015
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,043 contributions
Lovely little museum
May 2015 • Couples
We called in here purely by accident, we looked through the doorway of the courtyard on the way back to the car park. The lady at the entrance was very helpful and happy and because we had already paid for the Torre Grande ticket our entrance was free.
There is a small ceramics display and a smaller exhibit about the medieval pharmacy - both of these have information boards in English and are excellent. The archeology museum doesn't have any English info so, other than guessing the stuff was Etruscan, I'm none the wiser!
The first floor had a modern art exhibit which was very different. Certainly some interesting pieces there.
Outside there is a lovely seating area and herb garden too.
Written 25 May 2015
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Karel39
Noordwijk, The Netherlands23 contributions
Deepest respect for these craftsmen
Feb 2015 • Couples
My wife and I spent almost two hours in this museum. What a blessing that one gentleman collected and kept al these artefacts for later generations. As an engineer by education I wondered how these craftsmen 2000 years ago managed to make all these beautiful artefacts.
Written 23 February 2015
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Museo Etrusco is open:
  • Sun - Sat 14:00 - 18:00