This has been described as the best Etruscan museum in Italy and I won't dispute this claim. It is definitely worth a visit and the cost is reasonable when combined with the other sites.
OK, it's full of urns, room after room of them - big urns and little urns. But the more you saw, the more you realised what exceptional and different carvings there were and what they depicted. I'm not an archeologist or historian but I'm glad I visited this musuem for a fascinating insight into a past civilisation about which I... More
An interesting museum with lots of lovely etruscan funerary urns, some lovely gold etruscan jewelry, etc. The bronze figure, Evening Shadow and the funerary urn of an older couple were particularly stunning. We used the audio guide and it was helpful as there is not a lot of information especially in English accompanying the exhibits. I would not want to... More
Great Etruscan Museum and not crowded as you would find in the larger cities. Do a bit of homework and you will enjoy this more. In other words "google Etruscans" or read a good travel guide. It had been a long time since I took Art History 101.
While we understand Italy is the seat of the Catholic faith, and we understand that our family is not accepted in many parts of the world, it is however 2013 and so we simply were not prepared for the slap in the face we received at this museum. Upon walking in, we read the ticket prices, and perhaps being used... More
If you love history - this little three story museum is packed full of Etruscan relics. Lots of pre-etruscan artifacts, some pretty interesting Etruscan funerary objects (most of the remains are from tombs), and some amazing gold pieces - including the famous golden crown of oak leaves, and magnificent gold earrings. Oh, there's also the amazing bronze piece that Giacommetti... More
Some very nice artefacts, especially in the first floor. The experiency would have been much better with information in english
As a family of history lovers, we knew we had to include a visit to Volterra, one of the oldest towns in Tuscany, if only to see the Roman theatre and, of course, the Etruscan museum. We read the section about choosing the right Etruscan museum during your visit to Tuscany in Florence & Tuscany with Kids, and decided that... More
One of the reasons we went to Volterra was to see this museum. It has amazing ruins from the centuries that the Etruscans were in power (before the Republic and Roman Empire). We learned a lot. We rented the audio tour headphones as well. Well worth it!
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