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Spend a day exploring Tuscan hill towns and history on a private tour from Florence in a luxury van. Follow winding roads through vineyards and olive groves to the medieval town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO-site with stunning views of the Tuscan countryside. Discover Italy’s Etruscan heritage in Volterra, where ancient tombs, Roman ruins and brick-lined piazzas rub shoulders with bustling alabaster workshops.
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AlbertSalichs wrote a review May 2020
Manresa, Spain8080 contributions869 helpful votes
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Museo Etrusco Guarnacci is the Etruscan museum located in the medieval city called Volterra, in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. It is a place, where you can see a lot of Etruscan tombstones and you can learn a lot about the region and the history. Really interesting for history-lovers. Also there are some other objectsblike mosaics or statues and at the end you can see an sculpture of Alberto Giacometti.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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HapyGuy7 wrote a review Apr 2020
Bluffton, South Carolina1622 contributions379 helpful votes
disappointed We were hoping for more. This could be a great experience if there were more exhibits and explanations
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Date of experience: November 2019
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cfuller603 wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia959 contributions480 helpful votes
We were lucky to have a local guide walk us through the highlights in the hour we had before the museum closed. Otherwise we'd have been there for hours and not appreciated as much. Therrs just so much to see here but no signs in English. Definitely recommend the audioguide. There are 3 floors with the ground floor showing some of the oldest tombs and artifacts. It's hard to believe the level of art devopment by the Etruscans in the 8th to 1st centuries BC. They had contact with the Greeks and very highly developed till conquered by the Romans.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MarcelandLucy wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia38 contributions26 helpful votes
We found the Museo very interesting, lots to see. I recommend the hand set @ €3 per person, a couple can share one. This tells you about each section, in detail. Unfortunately a few parts of the exhibit were missing, but it was all good.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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LKWendel wrote a review Sep 2019
Westfield, New Jersey2307 contributions234 helpful votes
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This museum is three levels filled to the top and bottom with Etruscan artifacts. It can be a bit overwhelming but be prepared to spend about 1-2 hours surveying all the work. Most of the artifacts only have Italian descriptions but there are select few with English explanations. You can really get a appreciation for how advanced and pre-Roman culture was and not really seeing a lot of remains of this culture in other parts of Europe, so best to take advantage of that in visiting this museum. We found the first floor (ground floor) fascinating. It includes a vast collection of funerary urns (dating from the 1st-7th century BC). These were designed to contain the ashes of cremated loved ones and each urn is tenderly carved with unique scenes into the Etruscan life. They were married pieces meaning the casket on the bottom (which contained the remains) and an alter piece on top which is supposed to be a sculpture of the departed. Since there were lots of ruins upon discovery, some of the pieces are mis-matched. The two remaining floors contain impressive mosaic tiled floors and originally painted ceilings and the top floor features re-create gravesites. This was one of the most impressive and unique museums we visited in Tuscany and highly worth a few hours visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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