Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
A beautiful 16th century palace housing a world-famous collection of ancient Roman and Etruscan sculpture and artifacts. Exbitions room closes at 8.00 p.m.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from $24.69
All you need to step foot in the door.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia and nearby attractions

The area
Address
How to get there
  • Flaminio - Piazza del Popolo • 8 min walk
Reach out directly
See what travelers are saying
  • Tualie
    Varese, Italy1,354 contributions
    They were so fine and sophisticated (Etruscans, I mean)
    Artifacts, jewels and lots of pottery. Impossible to miss their highlight, the sarcophagus of the spouses and the bilingual Pyrgi tablets (in Etruscan and Phoenician). The building where houses the museum was the personal home of Pope Julius III (hence the name) in the XVI century and many artists contributed to its design like Vasari and Michelangelo. The museum was empty when we visited, finally some space and breath in contrast to the famous Roman sites. Although I found a bit boring the museum (had visited in the past very interesting Etruscan necropoli, in-site visit experiences) is a museum that hosts an important collection from an ancient and mysterious preRoman civilization. P.S. is possible to arrive there with the public transport, streetcar 19 from Ottaviano metro station area, close to the Vatican.
    Visited May 2022
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Ioanna C
    13 contributions
    Serene garden and museum packed with knowledge
    After spending an hour relaxing in the peaceful empty garden I noticed an information packed museum. Many floors and pieces, from the tomb of the famous Etruscan couple to countless daily life objects, masks, trinkets... everything well catalogued and described. it was much more than I had expected. there is a whole wing dedicated just to vases. An archaeologist was working on the ground floor, cleaning and cataloguing pieces of pottery, it was fascinating to watch. Still, the garden with mosaics, sculptures and a wall of wisteria was a well needed refuge from the streets of Rome. I would like to go again.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 26, 2023
  • Enid W
    St Clears, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Fascinating place without the crowds
    What an amazing museum of Etruscan artefacts housed in the atmospheric 16th Century Villa of Pope Julius 111. No need to book, easy to get to - just a short ride on the 150F bus from Termini. Modern and laid out like a gallery internally & air conditioned. Not to be missed. Also Villa Pontiatowski nearby. It's fading splendour houses some interesting exhibits, particularly the last room with it's sumptuous grave goods from one tomb.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
758 reviews
Excellent
519
Very good
181
Average
39
Poor
15
Terrible
4

Enid W
St Clears, UK2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
What an amazing museum of Etruscan artefacts housed in the atmospheric 16th Century Villa of Pope Julius 111. No need to book, easy to get to - just a short ride on the 150F bus from Termini. Modern and laid out like a gallery internally & air conditioned. Not to be missed. Also Villa Pontiatowski nearby. It's fading splendour houses some interesting exhibits, particularly the last room with it's sumptuous grave goods from one tomb.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ioanna C
13 contributions
Apr 2023
After spending an hour relaxing in the peaceful empty garden I noticed an information packed museum. Many floors and pieces, from the tomb of the famous Etruscan couple to countless daily life objects, masks, trinkets... everything well catalogued and described. it was much more than I had expected. there is a whole wing dedicated just to vases. An archaeologist was working on the ground floor, cleaning and cataloguing pieces of pottery, it was fascinating to watch. Still, the garden with mosaics, sculptures and a wall of wisteria was a well needed refuge from the streets of Rome. I would like to go again.
Written April 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MarkW632
Manchester, UK338 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
This is a great museum away from the main throng of tourists, who aren’t attracted be something that isn’t Russell Crow-Gladiator related. Consequently, it’s never over run, unlike so many of Rome’s attractions. The collection has some standout pieces that you could restrict your time to if stuck for time - otherwise it could take you the bulk of the day if you want to get the most out of it. The main material remnants of Etruscan society are terracotta poetry and bronze artefacts, and thus these make the bulk of the collection. The museum itself it situated in beautiful gardens with a gorgeous Etruscan temple reconstruction (Alatri Temple) that give you a sense of what the Etruscans would have lived amongst, rather than the colourless ruins we’ve become accustomed to. My main criticism, and why the museum only gets 3/5, is some of the English text explaining the pieces is truly baffling. The rather evocative Tarquinia tomb (easy to miss, in the basement) is spoilt by the fact that the accompanying text makes zero sense, provokes multiple re-reads and amounts to sheer gobbledygook.
Written April 22, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tualie
Varese, Italy1,354 contributions
May 2022
Artifacts, jewels and lots of pottery. Impossible to miss their highlight, the sarcophagus of the spouses and the bilingual Pyrgi tablets (in Etruscan and Phoenician). The building where houses the museum was the personal home of Pope Julius III (hence the name) in the XVI century and many artists contributed to its design like Vasari and Michelangelo.

The museum was empty when we visited, finally some space and breath in contrast to the famous Roman sites. Although I found a bit boring the museum (had visited in the past very interesting Etruscan necropoli, in-site visit experiences) is a museum that hosts an important collection from an ancient and mysterious preRoman civilization.

P.S. is possible to arrive there with the public transport, streetcar 19 from Ottaviano metro station area, close to the Vatican.
Written March 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

20bothwell
United Kingdom64 contributions
Nov 2022
we went first thing on a sunday morning and had the place to ourselves for hours. ignore the staff if not friendly and enjoy the amazing history, building after building , the gardens and statues the whole atmosphere of the place , dont miss this its incredible and goes back way before the romans
Written December 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

FCMCHI 32
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A beautiful collection, housed in a villa in the Borghese Gardens. The Sarcophagus of the Spouses is the unequalled highlight, but there is much more to appreciate. It’s not crowded so you will have a respite from the more well known Roman spots. To get there try a cab from the Piazza del Popolo cab stand, the ride should be about 5-6 Euros. But once having oriented yourself getting there, walk back at the end of your visit. You’ll skirt the park and end up on the very interesting Via Flaminia. It has restaurants for a full meal and bars for an aperitif.
Written September 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ChiccoTorino
Turin, Italy158 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Top!
Collection is unique and able to shed a light on the Etruscan culture but also on its commerces with Greece, thus being also very interesting the relationship between Etruscans and Greeks.
Location is very interesting, in a former Pope residence and at the border of the nicest park in Rome.
Personnel is of rare kindness and likes to help the visitor, the information/reception desk is particularly helpful and available. Same for the ticket office.
You have the impression to be welcome and that they like their job. Pretty impressive and unique!
Written August 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kgkjgkjg
Washington DC, DC196 contributions
Aug 2021
Interesting museum. Everything you ever wanted to know about Etruria.
Unusually for Italy, the staff is actually glad to see you.
Get the audio guide.
Written August 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Yog-Sothoth
Trenton, ME1,298 contributions
Feb 2020
...but can be a little overwhelming. Be prepared to see a lot of pottery (much of it very beautiful, btw). The story of the Etruscan people is dealt with in thorough fashion; most exhibits are explained well in Italian and English. There are upwards of 35 rooms here, though, so it's a lot.
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
May 2019
The Etruscan Museum is located in Villa Julia. It is one of the most important museums in the world dedicated to Etruscan civilization and the most important Etruscan museum in Italy, housed in a magnificent Renaissance villa. The museum contains works of great value. The structure in which it is located is beautiful. When it comes to Etruscan art, there are absolute masterpieces such as Sarcophagus of Spouses and Apollo of Veia here. The works are very well arranged with clear paths. The museum staff are very friendly. Absolutely to visit.
Written March 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 248
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $24.60, while a popular guided tour starts around $109.35 per person.


Restaurants near Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: View all restaurants near Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia on Tripadvisor

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia Information

Excellent Reviews

519

Very Good Reviews

181

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia Photos

1,734