Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, Tarquinia

Explore an archeological museum dedicated to the Etruscan civilization (the civilization that prefigured the Romans) when you visit Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense. The collection consisting mainly of artifacts excavated locally from the Necropolis of Monterozzi. On the ground floor, you will find sarcophagi, as well as other stone artifacts from the 4th century BCE, displayed in chronological order. The next floor holds pottery from the Villanovan culture, Etruscan pottery called bucchero, and imported pottery from Ancient Egypt, Phoenicia, and Ancient Greece. There is also a collection of gold coins and jewelry. Head up to the top floor to enjoy a view of the city and the countryside, see restored paintings from the tombs of the Necropolis of Monterozzi, and the hall of weapons. Our Tarquinia trip planner makes visiting Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense and other Tarquinia attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Given that already almost only the Vanvitelli palace would merit the visit, here we enter an enchanted kingdom where the Etruscans, known at school as rough inhabitants of Lazio and Tuscany, prove instead to a civilization that already several centuries before our era has produced real masterpieces, still present today, in goldsmith's art, in sculpture, in pottery... An instructive dive into the past that gives us a completely different picture of their life and civilization. An absolutely instructive and never boring visit.
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  • Exhaustive on the development of Etruscan statuary from the Villanovian origins to the Roman Empire with a series of high quality sarcophagi, winged horses of the temple, and sacrifice of the bloody bull with scorpion attached to the testicles. The terracotta sector is also of great quality, with great Greek influence. Several tombs of the nearby necropolis frescoed and reconstructed in life. Lacks air conditioning and in the middle of August maybe it would take
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  • This medieval town has been revived and now boasts accommodations, restaurants and shops. Be sure to check out the amazing views from the east wall. Well worth the visit.
  • I loved this small quiet museum full of ancient treasures. The expositions are unic, especially well preserved Etruscan tombs. I was impressed by collection of ceramics . There are not so many tourists there so you can fully enjoy the atmosphere of history and make interesting photos. I did some with my travel doll and local staff was helpful and friendly
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