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Museo Etrusco Guarnacci

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Address: Via Don Minzoni 15, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: 0588/86347
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Description: This museum houses one of Italy's best collections of Etruscan artifacts.

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Good visit for history

Worthwhile museum to visit. Lots of burial urns and sarcophagi for ashes dating back to 1st B.C. Educational.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A neat museum delving deeply into the area's history. Somewhat repetitive due to its narrow focus, but a inch-wide-mile-deep experience. Tons of old coins going from ancient to relatively recent times and more funerary urns than you can count.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

one of the most extensive and complete Etruscan collections, with interesting cases, beautiful objects in beautiful rooms

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is one of the best Etruscan museums in Italy and no one is hardly there, so you have most of it to yourself. Do yourself a favor and stop by if you have an interest in history and the Tuscan heritage. We loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Worthwhile museum to visit. Lots of burial urns and sarcophagi for ashes dating back to 1st B.C. Educational.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Definitely get the English audio tour in order to really take it all in. We were glad we did! The garden had lovely views of the countryside.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I was here 20 years ago and saw a great Manu Etruscan urns with motives from Homer's Odysee.this year I found only one which was ver frustrating. Various rooms were closed!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Audio guide is a must, 14euro for a ticket for the most important museums in volterra including roman theatre is very reasonable. Some of the exhibits had only Italian descriptions which was sad, since I didn't understand... Kind of messy, this museum had some artifacts halfway unpacked on the floor...

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I agree that the 3 Euro investment in a audio guide is essential. The museum has more artifacts than it knows what to do with and too much to be understood in a single afternoon: funeral urns, recreation of Etruscan tombs, jewelry, coins, and mosaics. I found the unique acceptance of Etruscan woman as equals to be the most fascinating... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

First and foremost this museum should not be done without the audioguide. The history of the Etruscans is fascinating and the funerary monuments tell the story of the people. Unfortunately, there are a lot of monuments piled upon shelves and some of the rooms were closed to visitors. The detail work of the carvings are beautiful and each tell a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is an amazing storehouse of Etruscan relics, yet I have difficulty regarding it as a museum in the normal sense. There is room after room and case after case piled high with dusty treasures with little or no explanation (even if I spoke Italian). Yet, you get a sense of an amazing civilisation even then and we did enjoy... More 

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Additional Information about Museo Etrusco Guarnacci

Address: Via Don Minzoni 15, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: 0588/86347
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:30 am  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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