Palazzo Vitelleschi
Palazzo Vitelleschi
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dstargazer
Melbourne, Australia191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
A visit to this museum should be linked to a visit to the huge nearby necropolis. A guide in the museum is essential to explain the huge range of artifacts and their significance. One should allow at least 2 hours due to the amount of fascinating materail on display much of it some from back to 6,000 BC
Written October 29, 2022
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a beautiful ancient palace in the old town of Tarquinia was built between 1436 and 1439 for the cardinal of Corneto, then the building was changing owners till 1916 donated to the Italian state use it as museum. The museum has three floors, our guide only showed us the water well in the count yard and the Sarcophagus Stone coffins. She didn't do a good job. Happy Travelling! 
Written December 14, 2019
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Richard W
Penn Valley, CA802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Located in the walled area of the old city this museum is a must see. The collection of sacarophagi and other works is amazing with all items having come from within the underground chambers of the necropolis. The building itself is a great example of architectural styles from various cultures. Originally build as a palace for a religious leader no expense was spared at the time for magnificent workmanship. It is easy for persons of all ages to move around this location. Do not miss walking around the town while here. It is a clean and beautiful area of upper style living. The fountain in the square is at the end of an ancient aquaduct.
Written November 8, 2019
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anzacbat
Los Angeles, CA87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Long before the Romans came the Etruscans - and a civilization that could rival that of later Rome. In this stunning building there are antiquities and scarcophagi that take you back to the opulent lives these people lead. A must visit if you have seen the nearby Necropolis.
Written May 7, 2019
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Alexandria, VA4,458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
We came to this area as part of a Celebrity Cruise ship excursion. We had an excellent guide which facilitated our appreciation of this attraction.

Antiquities in this 15th century courtyard have tombs and sacarophagi depicting Etruscan culture. The items show the sophistication of this precursor to the Romans in Italy.
Written November 23, 2018
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,692 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
A Renaissance architectural masterpiece with Gothic and Catalan style, Palazzo Vitelleschi was built by Cardinal Giovanni Vitelleschi between 1436 and 1439. After being a possession of a few generations of the family for over four centuries, the last heir, Count Soderini sold it to the city which in turn re-sold it to the state. The National Museum of Tarquinia was opened there in the 1920's. We came too late to visit it but we saw the palace which is a landmark in its own right.
Written June 27, 2017
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Paola B
Fabriano, Italy4,469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Built in the mid-1400s, it is the result of a not very homogeneous union of existing buildings, in which the courtyard acts as a connection point. The beautiful Renaissance palace built by Cardinal Vitelleschi has also hosted some popes, has undergone renovations and recently also the damage of the war, but has lost none of its charm and elegance. The façade at the beginning of the street is powerful, the courtyard is particularly beautiful with its large overlapping arches, and the views of the city are beautiful. It is currently the worthy seat of the National Etruscan Museum, which deserves a separate review.
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Written August 24, 2023
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Claudio Vuck
Passo Corese, Italy10,576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This ancient palace now used as a museum is a classic example of a summer residence of the ancient Catholic clergy from 500 years ago! I must say that its large rooms which now contain valuable museum pieces, give an idea of the life that the wealthy class of those times led! The internal courtyard complete with a well, the loggias where the lords enjoyed the summer breeze, the seats near the large windows are very beautiful to look at. In short, a beautiful ancient building, which contains even older archaeological finds. And I must say that it is very well maintained! Happy visit to the palace, and its contents to you people of TripAdvisor.
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Written March 23, 2024
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