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“Good solid Etruscan museum, with English translations!”

MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca
Ranked #6 of 56 things to do in Cortona
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Owner description: The MAEC houses an extraordinary collection bringing together all the material discovered in and around Cortona since the 1700s.The museum collection can be visited in two sections: one dedicated to the Etruscan Academy, and the other centered on the most recent findings from the Cortona necropolis. The collection of the Accademai Etrusca boasts exceptional pieces from various historical periods, like the celebrated Etruscan Chandelier, ancient Egyptian burial goods and works by futurist master Gino Severini. The section dedicated to the City of Cortona offers a journey that begins in the paleoenvironment of the Chiana Valley and arrives in the Cortona of Roman times, passing through the ancient period (580-480 B.C.E.) with the princely Etruscan tombs of the Sodo and Camucia and significant findings such as the Tabula Cortonensis, the third longest Etruscan text in the world.The layout of the museum was specifically designed to communicate with visitors in an innovative way, using both reconstructions and multimedia equipment. All texts are fully rendered in both English and Braill.
Long Beach, California
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good solid Etruscan museum, with English translations!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Some very good objects of Etruscan culture and art, with the exhibit notes helpfully translated into English.

Visited October 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
“etruscan treasure”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

the museum in the main square of Cortona gave us a historical background to the rich etruscan culture.

Visited September 2013
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Glendale, California
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“Nice Etruscan Exhibit”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

They have a very nice collection of exhibits that dates back beyond the 5th century BC. It will take you at least 2 hours to complete the whole visit. Worth visiting.

Visited October 2013
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great museum”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Got a quick group tour - very interesting to see things from the Etruscan period. It would be nice to return to study in more detail the museum contents.

Visited September 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“If you like history this is a must see!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great museum that focused on the Estruscan discoveries near Cortona. Very well organized and interesting if you want to learn about these amazing people. The rest of the museum as an interesting mish mash of items that we also found interesting. Be sure to go to the top and go out on the walkway for the view!

Visited September 2013
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