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MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca

Address: Piazza Signorelli, 9 | Palazzo Casali, 52044 Cortona, Italy
Phone Number: 0575637235
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Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Cortona
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: The MAEC houses an extraordinary collection bringing together all the material discovered in and...
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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 the most recent findings from the Cortona necropolis. The collection of the Accademai Etrusca boasts exceptional pieces from various historical periods, like the celebrated Etruscan Chandelier, ancient Egyptian burial goods and works by futurist master Gino Severini. The section dedicated to the City of Cortona offers a journey that begins in the paleoenvironment of the Chiana Valley and arrives in the Cortona of Roman times, passing through the ancient period (580-480 B.C.E.) with the princely Etruscan tombs of the Sodo and Camucia and significant findings such as the Tabula Cortonensis, the third longest Etruscan text in the world.The layout of the museum was specifically designed to communicate with visitors in an innovative way, using both reconstructions and multimedia equipment. All texts are fully rendered in both English and Braill.

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Shoreline, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

History of the area was very well displayed. Amazing artifacts and nicely displayed. Several levels so walking and stair climbing should be a focus

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

we loved the MAEC museum, from Etruscan tims till Romans and Rainessance. pity we had a small kid with us which was not interested, if you go alone you will enjoy as you need 3-4 hours to see it all in comfort.

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Ingresso 9 euro Soppressi biglietti combinati con Museo Diocesiano e riduzioni Il museo nel Palazzo Casali è davvero misero in confronto al suo prezzo e a musei come Tarquinia o Chiusi. Due soli pezzi salvabili: un letto sepolcrale ed un eccezionale lampadario etrusco...davvero poco. This is an etrurian museum. Nothing of comparable to other (public) museums, like Tarquinia and Chiusi.... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The MAEC was a big surprise for us during a recent vacation day in Crotona, Italy. I expected a lot of Etruscan artifacts, but I did not expect the items to be displayed in such an artful and educational manner. Without knowing much about that era of history, I left with a better knowledge of the people who lived in... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The museum goes back in time as it takes you down 3 stories into the past. All the way back to the first wall built to protect the city

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Memphis, Tennessee
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

You really should pay this place a visit. Plan on spending a couple hours exploring the many rooms of artifacts. Its amazing and extremely fortunate that so many items have been preserved for us to enjoy. From art to architecture to religion...there's something for everyone to enjoy. It has to be one of the best collections in all of Italy...definitely... More 

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Sacramento
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Interesting and worth a visit while in Cortona. We stopped in during our wanderings around town and we were not disappointed.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The first galleries are down the stairs and have a brief focus on prehistory, stone points, and then move into Etruscan history with great displays of the findings from tombs where the cremated, and sometimes not, remains were put into urns with a lid along with many artifacts of the lives of those who were so buried. There is a... More 

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KL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A great museum. Good displays about Tuscany and it's interesting history. Well worth a visit. The staff in the museum were really helpful and friendly.

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Panorama City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

You will truly enjoy this museum--there is sooooo much to see,..around every corner is a surprise! It will take awhile to go through all the levels,..be sure not to miss any of this incredible treasure of a museum!!!

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