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“Etruscan Exhibition” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca

MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca
Piazza Signorelli, 9 | Palazzo Casali, 52044 Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Cortona
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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.
Thornbury, Canada
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“Etruscan Exhibition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Between Dec. 2012 to March 2013 I think, there is a new display of Etruscan artifacts . It is not a large display but well worth the visit if this typeof thing interests you

Visited November 2012
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Hinton, Canada
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Captivating to say the least. We were not offered the 3d glasses needed to view some of the film footage Make sure to ask for them.

Visited December 2012
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Arezzo, Italy
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“modern and funtional setting for the Etruscan Heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Often hosting magnificent periodical Mostre like the current one,displays unique Etruscan objects fro local tombs:bronzes,ceramics and jewels.

Visited December 2011
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Older than Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Before the Romans, the Etruscan culture dominated the central part of what is now Italy. Many artifacts from Etruscan sites in the Cortona area are well displayed and help put the development of the Etruscan to Roman culture into perspective.

Visited October 2012
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“Disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Nothing was interactive. Very old fashioned type of museum. My husband required the lift to return to reception and waited what seemed to be forever. It transpired that you are required to inform the receptionist if you need the lift so that she can press the button. Trouble is you have to walk to reception to ask! Receptionist was rude when it was suggested they may like to place a notice in the reception for disabled guests.

Visited September 2012
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