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Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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Address: Via XX settembre, 122, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0532 66299
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The leading collection in the world of 5th century BC red-painted Athenian vases? Unbelievable, it's in Ferrara

This statement is peremptory, but it is not far-fetched. It is due to the great British specialist in ceramics Sir John Davison Beazley (1885-1970). In Italy most of the major... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This statement is peremptory, but it is not far-fetched. It is due to the great British specialist in ceramics Sir John Davison Beazley (1885-1970). In Italy most of the major current cities have been founded by the Greeks or by the Romans. Ferrara is one of the few exceptions, being of medieval origin: it is therefore "new" for Italians standards.... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This must be one of the most important archeological exhibits in Italy -- a huge trove of gravegoods including many top class Greek ceramics --

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Ferrara, you should not miss this museum. It is a unique place. They have a very fine collection of very ancient artifacts that tells the story of the ancient Etruscand city called Spina, located on the shores of the adriatic sea where the Etrusc and Greek civilizations once coexisted and traded. The particular character of this museum relies... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I was hoping for a bit more than just pottery but there is a LOT of ceramics on display. These are the remains from Spina, mostly from the tombs and necropolis. We saw an art exhibition whilst we were there (Boldinin and Pisis), temporarily housed instead of at the Palazzo Massari. Signposting is a bit confusing and you don't always... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Spina was an Etruscan society and their remains are quite intact, displayed here with great attention to details.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This museum is located in an old building from the 1500s which by itself would deserve a visit, in particular the frescos at the ground floor. The top floor is totally devoted to an Etruscan town on the Adriatic sea (originally), called Spina: its exact location was lost in history, and discovered in the early 1900s. The over 4000 tombs... More 

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Province of Arezzo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I visited the museum using the MYFE tourist card and would be a highlight along with Castello Estense. What a fantastic exhibit of the Etruscan city of Spina established in the 6th century BC, with the remains of pots, jewels and other artifacts left in the tombs. It was only discovered in 1922.

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very enthousiastic staff. I told the staff I am an archaeologist and a staff-member then took me by the hand and explained everything, a private tour. He did his best in slow Italian and I tried to understand his Italian. It worked out. The exhibits are nearly fully dedicated to an etruscan emporium by the sea. A lot of new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Its a very good experience, has interactive rooms and is so educational. It is open Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 to 17:00 Recreates the behavior of "the Spina" village, in the Castle of Ludovico Sforza, alias "El Moro".

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Despite being a little specialised, the collection from the 'lost' Etruscan city of Spina is very well presented and very interesting.

1 Thank Adrian Y

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