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Museo Etrusco Guarnacci

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Address: Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 15, 56048, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0588 86347
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This museum houses one of Italy's best collections of Etruscan artifacts.

This museum houses one of Italy's best collections of Etruscan artifacts.

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Great Etruscan Artifact Collection

The museum is full of interesting, Etruscan artifacts. Basic knowledge of Etruscan culture will improve your experience and the visit will help expand your knowledge of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is full of interesting, Etruscan artifacts. Basic knowledge of Etruscan culture will improve your experience and the visit will help expand your knowledge of the civilization. The museum could use a renovation, however I appreciate the opportunity to view so many artifacts so close to where they were discovered.

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Worcester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has 3 floors with the oldest artifacts on the 1st floor. On one side of ground floor are Etruscan foundations dating back to 400 BC which were kind of interesting. There are a lot of funerary urns with carving on the bottom & sculptures of the person who died on the top. The upper floors have a vast... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very interesting for most of our party. Younger children probably wont enjoy this as much, but it was very interesting. In the outdoor area it was very beautiful, an ideal spot for a photo-shoot. The top floor was closed, but some of the staff took us up there anyway, so that was very kind as some members of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you decide visit Volterra, there is a great read by DH Laurence, "Estruscan Places", It provides a great history and photographs of the sophistication of this people, their art and tombs. It provides more context for the current and historical sites of the city and the surrounding area.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Boring, just A LOT of poteries put on shelves without any explanation. Not interesting at all. The most interesting thing is that it is one of the oldest European museum. Opened during the 18th century, probably didn't change since...

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Quebec, Quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is "overflowing" with exhibits and information. We were surprised by the sheer quantity and quality of artefacts. Well organized and not too many tourists...after this tour you'll get a good understanding for Etruscan civilisation.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great exhibits, centuries collected by local people. Nearly no description, italian only labels. One third of the exhibition closed to public, no explanation provided.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This little gem of a museum contains everything from coins, funerary urns, to amphorae. It is not large or fancy, but has a nice collection of Etruscan artifacts. I have visited many museums through the years, and this museum has several unique items and nice views from a garden out back.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is one of the best Etruscan Museum in Tuscany. If you go in a tour, like me, it is not part of it, but it´s worth to visit by yourself. There are many alabaster and terracotta pieces.

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Stevensville, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This is the only museum we went into in Tuscany, because we have little patience for lots of exhibits. We chose this because we wanted to learn more about the Etruscans. I agree with some other comments that some more translated information would have been helpful, but a translation app would have helped immensely and the information in our guide... More 

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