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MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca

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Address: Piazza Signorelli, 9 | Palazzo Casali, 52044 Cortona, Italy
Phone Number: 0575637235
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Description: The MAEC houses an extraordinary collection bringing together all the...
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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Must see history of the Eutruscans

Wonderful, very thorough museum with terrific artifacts and descriptions. Worthy of several hours of visits

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wonderful, very thorough museum with terrific artifacts and descriptions. Worthy of several hours of visits

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This museum takes time because you are reading about a civilization that was very intricate and artistic. Just the very fact that Cortona's founding walls of the city were Etruscan makes it very interesting....if you give the time it takes to see the entire museum you won't be sorry!

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

and I see from the reviewer photos of the interior of the museum that I missed many fine exhibits. Time was of the essence for us as we needed to be in another city for work. Hope some day to return to take it all in..

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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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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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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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