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“Extremely intersting and very beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Etrusco

Museo Etrusco
Viale Dante, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 30 471
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Type: Museums, History Museums
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Owner description: The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano Terme was inaugurated in Spring 1997 and is now considered one of the finest Etruscan museum in Italy, for the wealth of the archaeological finds and the thought provoking settings. It is also appreciated for the careful attention to the well-being of visitors and for the friendliness of the building and the operators. Rather than a museum, it has been described as a complete, and not boring, exhibition on the Etruscan civilization. The visit is organized by thematic sections on the main aspects of the life and the death of the ancient inhabitants of Tuscany. All that is supported by thought provoking realistic reconstructions, clear explanations, and short videos.All the descriptions in the museum are translated into English, German and French; the videos have English subtitles. The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano Terme is housed in the 4 floors of old granary of the early XIX century: the underground floor (an old wine cellar) is the most impressive part of the museum. The museum has an elevator and is wheelchair accessible. There are three rest rooms, one for persons with disabilities. A wardrobe is located at the entrance of the Museum, along with a drinking water dispenser. Chairs and easy chairs are available in all the rooms; the museum has also a relaxation area.
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“Extremely intersting and very beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a fantastic museum and tiny Chianciano. The building is created in an authentic and very interesting way and when you leave - you "stay for hours in old times" - admiring the Etruscans.

Visited November 2013
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Washington, DC
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“excellent survey of artifacts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

the trip to Chusi is worth the effort just to see this marvelous museum. While it is small, it has an excellent collection of Etruscan artifacts that display the life of these ancient peoples, and the quality of the art is quite surprising considering the age. I had little previous knowledge of the Etruscan peoples but this museum shows their society very well. An excellent side trip from Rome.

Visited November 2013
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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“A fantastic glimpse into ancient Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a gem of a museum. Despite its compact size, it offers an extensive collection of fantastic artifacts offering an unforgettable look at Tuscan life before the advent of the Romans. The curators know their stuff, and the gift shop offers many affordable mementos.

Visited August 2013
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“The easiest, funnest way to learn about the Etruscans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I endorse everything that's been said in the reviews of this brilliant museum. It brings the Etruscan way of life to - er - life in a way that is completely engrossing. The artefacts were much more fascinating than I usually find them to be in museums of archaeology; but more than this, the interpretation, context-setting and pitching of information - not too much, not too little - was perfect. It was possible to absorb information through written display panels or short videos or both, and there were some fascinating set-piece, full-scale dioramas. Everything seemed to join up very well.

The quality of merchandise in the small shop area was to a very high standard - there was nothing tacky.This place deserves an award. Indeed, I believe it may have received one in 2009. If you're going to Chianciano, this is A MUST SEE and EXPERIENCE.

Visited October 2013
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“Nice little Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A nice little museum. Small enough to go through throughly in an hour or so, yet contains some interesting and unique stuff. Everything well labeled

Visited June 2013
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