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Museo Civico Archeologico delle Acque

Viale Dante, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 30471
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Wonderful history of the Etruscan people

The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano was built over an Etruscan archeological site, but I have heard... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Sarasota, Florida
Etruscan Museum

We stayed in Chianciano for a week and visited this museum. We did not realise how interesting it... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano Terme was inaugurated in Spring 1997 and is now considered one of the finest Etruscan museum in Italy, for the wealth of the archaeological finds and the thought provoking settings. It is also appreciated for the careful attention to the well-being of visitors and for the friendliness of the building and the operators. Rather than a museum, it has been described as a complete, and not boring, exhibition on the Etruscan civilization. The visit is organized by thematic sections on the main aspects of the life and the death of the ancient inhabitants of Tuscany. All that is supported by thought provoking realistic reconstructions, clear explanations, and short videos.All the descriptions in the museum are translated into English, German and French; the videos have English subtitles. The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano Terme is housed in the 4 floors of old granary of the early XIX century: the underground floor (an old wine cellar) is the most impressive part of the museum. The museum has an elevator and is wheelchair accessible. There are three rest rooms, one for persons with disabilities. A wardrobe is located at the entrance of the Museum, along with a drinking water dispenser. Chairs and easy chairs are available in all the rooms; the museum has also a relaxation area.
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Viale Dante, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 30471
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano was built over an Etruscan archeological site, but I have heard over and over that if you put a shovel in the ground in Tuscany you would very likely come up with an Etruscan relic. Etruscans are called the ‘mystery...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed in Chianciano for a week and visited this museum. We did not realise how interesting it would be. The museum is on 4 floors and is organised on the main aspects of the life and death of the Etruscans. Each exhibit has English...More

2  Thank g7099180
Reviewed 15 June 2016

You can park further down towards the old city center, about 100 yards away. Very well organized museum with not too many items as compared to Firenze or Bologna archeological museums. I was the only one visiting at the moment. Always bring your camera on...More

1  Thank Mauriziosimran
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This little gem of a museum has well presented displays of artifacts found in the local area. Good explanations of fascinating finds. Nice selection of reproductions and a wide selection of literature ranging from children's books to more scholarly works.

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Organised on four floors including an extensive basement. One starts at the top with daily life, moves down to findings of a major tomb and ark facts relating to the votive goddess Sillene. General information on the ground floor and deceptively extensive collection of funerary...More

1  Thank Gethin683
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We spent several hours in this museum in mid-April. The museum has collections on 4 different levels. The basement was the most interesting to us. We only saw one other visitor the entire time we were there. This is too bad, because the collection of...More

3  Thank B_family_of4
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This museum was well worth a visit, it was well laid out and I wish I'd visited before wandering around the town

Thank JaneCornwall_UK
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Somehow I missed out on the cardinal significance of the Etruscan civilization and its many contributions to the Romans. This small museum with locally found Etruscan items is a jewel of a place which should not be missed. Great gallery space and underground caverns only...More

2  Thank David B L
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Excellent exhibit portraying the Etruscans. The caverns feel authentic, some with artifacts you can touch. The gentlemen who keep this museum open are volunteers, and are very knowledgable.

1  Thank JudithSantaMonica
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Easy to understand explanations, with short-based documentaries. Basement exhibition was impressive. Friendly staff. Welldone.

1  Thank Vickey P
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5€ each and 4€ over 65 years. we wait your visit
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