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Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

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“pope julius”(11 reviews)
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A beautiful 16th century palace housing a world-famous collection of ancient Roman and Etruscan sculpture and artifacts.
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Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9, 00196 Rome, Italy
+39 06 322 6571
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All reviews etruscan museum pope julius pre roman borghese gardens uncrowded museum important collection museum staff huge museum greek vases grave goods met museum climate controlled beautiful artifacts hidden gem in rome great collection special interest excellent museum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i came to see the sarcophagos of the spouses. I did! We got here quite tired so did not spend lots of time. Since the reception just got a poor review, I wish to say Thank You to them as the ladies there went out...More

1  Thank Sharon34895
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits were interesting but didn’t seem to be in the right order and we felt that things didn’t flow easily. Not all the exhibits had been translated which was frustrating as we asked for additional information and a map and were told there was...More

1  Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, due to censorship practiced by Italian TA I'm not allowed to go into detail about the bad treatment you will receive from the staff. The collection and grounds are beautiful, but there is no documentation or guidance to help you learn about it. Don't...More

1  Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Tarquinia on a previous trip to Italy this was on my Rome bucket list. It’s a great insight into a civilisation that’s not often talked about. Small finds are exquisite & lots to learn about links to Grecian culture too.

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is one of, if not the, most extensive collection of Etruscan artifacts in the world. Despite its extent, it was still thoroughly labelled and curated so that it was not just a collection of things but artifacts that were able to be educational to...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Villa Giulia is a wonder in itself, built by a Pope as a pleasure home to escape the roman summer heat, it recreates during the renaissance the tradion of ancient Horti of imperial Rome. These were places of pleasure for both the body and the...More

Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

As a tour guide this is one of my favourite museums. It is definitely an opportunity to beat the crowd elsewhere and it is an overlooked pearl on the northern side city centre. This is not just a review - this is a love-letter. What...More

1  Thank Lorenzo_tg
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Located on the via Flaminia, about a 15 minute walk north of the Piazza del Popolo in Rome, the Villa Giulia Was built by Pope Julius III in the early 1550s as a stopping point for dignitaries visiting Rome, before they made their ceremonial entrance...More

2  Thank RobertBrooklyn
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The museum gives visitors an in-depth look at Etruscan art and civilization. It's off the beaten path so there isn't flocks of tourists that you experience at the Capitoline and Vatican museums. The building itself is a gorgeous 16th century papal palace that is in...More

2  Thank lkmtcn
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I visited this museum on a tour lead by my archaeology field school, however you don't need to be an archaeologist to enjoy the Villa Giulia. It has an incredible collection of Etruscan artifacts that sheds light on the early history of the Etruscans, Romans...More

2  Thank Patrick W
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Young and well-to-do families are the street flavour
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away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s
palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty
of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for
last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as
such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has
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15 October 2017|
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Response from FragilePineapple | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend two hours. This museum has the most diverse and impressive collection of etruscan artifacts in all of Italy. It's the next best thing to actually visiting Cerveteri and Tarquinia. Because it is inside a... More
Michael R
16 March 2017|
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Response from rob2269 | Reviewed this property |
To get tickets, walk through the entrance. Advance tickets are NOT necessary. I walked from Villa Borghese at a slow walk and it took about 20 minutes. The return to Villa Borghese took more time because it was uphill and... More
Patti R
20 April 2016|
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Response from Museo_Villa_GiuliaRM | Property representative |
The museum is closed all mondays (except when it's a feast f.e. on 25 April 2016),
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24 February 2015|
Response from Rosemary W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elle The museum opens 8.30 am to 7.30 pm. Take small euro coins as they don't keep a lot of change. Enjoy! Rosemary