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Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense

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Address: Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 1/a, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
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The building itself is well worth a visit, the view from the toproom of the tower over the countryside to the sea is fantastic - and then there are the exhibits. A marvellous... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building itself is well worth a visit, the view from the toproom of the tower over the countryside to the sea is fantastic - and then there are the exhibits. A marvellous collection of sarcophaggi and a stunning collection of Etruscan vases, plates, jugs etc - including some rather rude ones that they never included in the Roman history... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A former Cardinals residence this thorough small museum has an excellent Etruscan collection housed in very evocative rooms, also the view to the coast from the 3rd floor loggia is perhaps the best in Tarquinia. For the collection the absolute jewel in the crow is the beautiful 4th century BCE terracotta horses ( pictured) that look as if they were... More 

Thank Trevlyn G
New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Visit this museum to see Etruscan treasures, and learn more about the history of the region. The collection includes a pair of sculptured flying horses, beautifully rendered, and recently installed in a new setting. Include this in your trip to the Etruscan necropoli of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, to provide some context for these unique structures. An added benefit, lovely views... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This was a wonderful follow up to the Necropolis in Tarquinia. Housed in a former palace, it showcases Etruscan life which has now been elevated to art. There are many sarcophagi to give a good idea of funerary customs. There are splendid examples of pottery that show the development of an advancing culture with the introduction of the potters wheel... More 

Thank Betsy S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

This is a very interesting museum especially if you want to learn about the Etruscan era. It is very well done and is extremely educational. I would definitely recommend a stop here should you be in Tarquinia.

Thank MrsJuicePlus
Sleeuwijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Situated in the beautiful Palace of the Cardinal, this museum shows all important pieces found in the Etruskan tombs of the Necropolis close by - which you should visit as well (buy a combined ticket). Jewelry, old coins, weapons, texts, statues, historic coffins, decorated pottery - all can be found here. There are sheets with info in English, but they... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

While the architecture of the building is quite nice, this museum does not offer something you have not seen elsewhere in the region. It's no must, go there only, if you have time available. Better concentrate on the necropolis. Parking is close by.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016

What a surprise! We weren't sure what to expect. The museum housed artifacts that were removed from the Necropolis nearby. We spent a couple of hours examining how life was like a couple of centuries ago. Well worth the visit.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Three hours spent here.. So worth the effort. The amount of historical information about the Etruscans was unbelievable. An amazing place to visit. So much to see and do along with plenty of historical reading and viewing of thousands of artifacts

Thank Bucketgob
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

This museum is bursting with all things Etruscan. Found it a bit overwhelming, as there was so much to take in. Put aside a few hours for this feast of treasures spread over three floors, most of the material comes from the Necropolis of Monterozzi, some dating back to 9th century BC. The pottery is exquisite and the ground floor... More 

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