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“Great Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Etrusco Guarnacci

Museo Etrusco Guarnacci
Via Don Minzoni 15, Volterra, Italy
0588/86347
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Ranked #10 of 31 things to do in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This museum houses one of Italy's best collections of Etruscan artifacts.
Beenleigh
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“Great Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Lots to see. Funery box stone carvings were very intricate. The gold leaf crown was worth seeing as well as the other jewellery. Ancient Roman coins were also worth seeing.
Etruscan arms and armour on display. Worth seeing

Visited May 2012
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“Must see this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The artefacts on display were found in the area around Volterra and tell the story of the early civilisations. The museum has plenty of display diversity from the Etruscan era. There could be more multi lingual explanations but even without there is plenty to see. When in Volterra it is a Must Do!!

Visited September 2012
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lanex
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“Glad we did not miss this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Did not know much about the Etruscans before we went to Volterra. This museum went a long way to helping me understand their luxurious lifestyles and interesting customs. The museum is an old-fashioned place but this makes it even more interesting.

Visited October 2012
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Quimper, France
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“Very informative if you look around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

An old-fashioned slightly topsy turvy sort of place but this makes it even more interesting. The evening shadow has to be seen as well as the Etruscan sarcophagi.

Visited October 2012
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“Etruscan Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I was in awe of all the artifacts on display. The displays are old cabinets with that chic sense of timeless style. The Etruscan tombs are a joy and really show how the grave styles evolved. There are other collections in cabinets that seem like contemporary art installations and make you think of Damian Hurst. Mosaics are on the floors and when I came out I really felt immersed in a past life time. It helps you understand how Tuscany evolved.

Visited September 2012
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