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MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca

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A couple of hours well spent

A great collection of Etruscan and other items. Make sure you get to the top floor and return down... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
PamelaAnn44
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Turin, Italy
Etruscan art at the finest!

One of the best museums of world class! Great collection of Etruscan art found in the vicinity of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick P
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Clovis
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The MAEC houses an extraordinary collection bringing together all the material discovered in and around Cortona since the 1700s.The museum collection can be visited in two sections: one dedicated to the Etruscan Academy, and the other centered on...more
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Piazza Luca Signorelli 9, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great collection of Etruscan and other items. Make sure you get to the top floor and return down in the lift, otherwise you miss most of it. Not very well signed

Thank PamelaAnn44
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museums of world class! Great collection of Etruscan art found in the vicinity of Cortona.

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cold rainy day, and we (2 couples) decided it would be more comfortable to go to a museum than wander the streets of Cortona. No idea we would spend the next three hours enthralled with pottery, art, tabulas, tombs, jewelry, etc, from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit while in Cortona. There is a great variety of artifacts. I was particularly interested in the delicate and very beautiful gold work jewellery and irons work. The artifacts are ver interesting displayed and curated.

Thank Looksee999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the main museum in the town & one of the best that i have been in anywhere..There are lots of exhibits of local origin . This was a historical building that used to be a palace near the Palazzo del Commune.

Thank Phil570
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We were absolutely blown away by this museum. Presented here is an outstanding array of artifacts with historical notations in Italian, most of them translated into English. We spent nearly three hours roaming this old historical building that was once a palace. You’ll see amazing...More

Thank GayaBlair
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is a must-see for historians and for those who want to know this area which was an Etruscan Empire before Christ and the Romans, beautiful artifacts many vases, jewelry. These people knew how to have a good time, and were at one time very...More

Thank ManiagoRina
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Museum is over a huge area. Covers an amazing amount of time with lots of material from private collection. Labelling and explanations could be better and organization may seem confusioning. Well worth a visit and need lots of time. Great for a rainy day!

Thank Katrin H
Reviewed 24 February 2018

On the whole a good museum and a must for any trip to Cortona. The layout of rooms is thoughtful, but not all the descriptions for objects have been translated into English, and many of them could have been better lit. On the basis of...More

Thank JNR2xdeuce
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Found this museum tiring and lacking in focus. Labelling of displays is poor and periods of time are mixed up e.g.. 15th century religious art with Etruscan artefacts. It could be better but more diligent curatorship is really needed.

Thank KT2508
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