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“A Must See!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense

Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense
Piazza Cavour, 1/a, 01016 Tarquinia, Italy
+39 0766 856036
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Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Tarquinia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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SAN DIEGO,CA
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“A Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you are into Etruscan artifacts and history of their culture this is a must see stop for folks. About 2 hours+ North of Rome, this small town houses a superb museum on Etruscans and their life styles. This is presented in the usual museum format on several floors of a very old villa at the beginning of town. parking across the street is plentiful under the trees, and inexpensive. The musem has a great gift shop with friendly staff. The museum is open for you to just wander from floor to floor looking at sarcophagi, vases, jewelry and other tomb artifacts. The highlights of the musem are the winged horses from a local temple, removed and placed for viewing on the top floor. While there, the must see is a number, I believe it was 3 painted tombs that have had their paintings removed and recreated within temperature controlled rooms to mimic the actual tomb sites, truely amazing. When you buy your tickets the tomb viewing is an extra, but small fee, so add it to your ticket price for the viewing in rooms on the top floor.

I have to say I had a wonderful day viewing these artifacts truely an amazing culture.

Visited September 2012
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“First rate Etruscan museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you're intersted in Etruscans, this is a must see. While many Etruscan artifacts have been dispersed around the world, it's ncredible to see them close to where they orginated. There's a large variety of sarcophagi, vases, jewelry, and other tomb artifacts. The "winged horses" iron statue is amazing as are the re-created painted tombs on the top floor. However, visit the Necropoli to see painted tombs in situ - it's amazing.

Visited September 2012
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“Good selection of items, but English posters would help”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The museum is housed in an interesting building which provides good views and the exhibits are plentiful and many of them rather interesting, except the stone tombs they took from the necropole: they look misplaced and would be much better in the otherwise boring necropole area.

Major shortcoming: no English texts nexts to the exhibition boxes except a worn-out flyer here or there, so try to do a guided tour, or at least get a audio guide.

Visited October 2012
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“Great Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Fantastic displays and artefacts and set in a fantastic medieval castle - Only downfall was no english translations

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I really loved this museum. I went here solo when I was travelling through Tarquinia. The museum is spread out through multiple levels and paths so make sure you wander around to see everything. I was there in July and it was incredibly hot inside the museum so plan on wearing comfortable clothes when you visit.

Visited July 2012
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