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“Great place to admire Etruscan art.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
Ranked #75 of 1,456 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: A beautiful 16th century palace housing a world-famous collection of ancient Roman and Etruscan sculpture and artifacts.
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great place to admire Etruscan art.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

This museum is rich and full of splendid works of art. The villa Giulia is a little bit away from the central area of Rome but is well worth the detour. The museum is very educational and well organized. Unfortunately, you can not take pictures, but the memories will last forever!

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Etruscan Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you admire the Etruscans this is a not to be missed Museo for you, the Museo has undergone a massive improvement over the last few years and is now much more user friendly as most of the fab exhibits have explanations in both Italian and English, although in the older section the explanations of exhibits are only in Italian. I would advise a taxi there or bus as it's a very long walk through the Pincio gardens. The Etruscans being pre-Roman people were the forerunners of ceramics ,jewlery, tomb contents and they were great travellers for trade. This Museo covers all the above in a decisive way with many pictures of tomb sites and descriptions of contents etc. You will be amazed at just how talented in all arts the Etruscans were...Heros of there time,

Visited January 2014
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St. Cloud, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Absolutely outstanding and it's overlooked”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Another reviewer has said this place is outstanding and overlooked. I agree, the museum was not especially busy when I visited, but the museum is certainly outstanding. I went into the museum knowing essentially nothing about their civilization. I left the museum with a better understanding and certainly a heightened interest. Many excellent quality peices! Agreat place.

Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Etruscan treasures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

If you are interested in Etruscan art, this museum is a must. It contains an extensive collection with many pieces in pristine condition. It provides an excellent explanation of Etruscan history. There are replicas of two painted tombs on the lower floor. The guards were very watchful as pictures are not allowed.

The grounds of the villa are peaceful. The restuarant was closed - perhaps only for the season.

Visited November 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Outstanding and overlooked”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

This fine museum is set on the grounds of Pope Julius III's beautiful estate at the north end of Borghese Gardens. Contains a lot of fascinating information about the Etruscans, who preceded the Romans as the masters of west-central Italy. While the sarcophagus of the reclining Etruscan couple is the museum's showpiece, it has quite a number of interesting pieces, including a large collection of Greek red-figure and black-figure vases. And hardly anyone ever goes there! You can use your Roma Pass, too.

Visited September 2013
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