Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, Rome

4.6
#14 of 160 in Museums in Rome
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia houses some of the world's most important sculptures and artifacts from Etruscan civilization. This 16th-century palace, formerly the property of the pope, contains objects from some of Italy's oldest civilizations. Examine ancient ceramics, jewelry, and tools while learning about the history of this highly advanced pre-Roman civilization. The most famous treasure on display here is the terracotta funerary monument Sarcofago degli Sposi, depicting a married couple reclining together at a banquet. In between looking at ancient objects, you can visit the villa's peaceful grounds or restaurant. Put Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rome holiday planner .
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  • A hidden gem! Located in Villa Borghese (can get there by tram), in this charming villa there are fantastic Etruscan treasures. Don’t miss it! The sarcophagus of the spouses is absolutely amazing.  more »
  • Its not overly large but it houses a nice collection and provides more information on the Etruscans than you could care to read. A nice break from the crowds of town too.  more »
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  • Can’t understand the positive reviews. The museum is very poorly laid out with not much information or structure. The information that is available is largely in Italian only. The grounds are nice but in need of some serious maintenance and renovation, much like the interior. If you’re really interested in Etruscan history then I’d recommend, if not, then not worth the trip.
  • Wonderful, interesting museum. Best collection of information and items from these peoples that I have ever seen . They even have 2 fully set up tombs in the basement floor. Also, the building and grounds are extremely beautiful. I enjoyed my visit immensely.
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