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MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca

Piazza Luca Signorelli 9, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 637235
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Palazzo Casali MAEC museum

This is a worthwhile visit. Very well done. Lots of displays including tactile. It has an extensive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petelee
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Brisbane
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Rich collection and thorough descriptions, but the narrative is lacking

Most people planning to visit the museum will probably be interested in the Etruscean collection... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrNycticorax
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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 the most recent findings from the Cortona necropolis. The collection of the Accademai Etrusca boasts exceptional pieces from various historical periods, like the celebrated Etruscan Chandelier, ancient Egyptian burial goods and works by futurist master Gino Severini. The section dedicated to the City of Cortona offers a journey that begins in the paleoenvironment of the Chiana Valley and arrives in the Cortona of Roman times, passing through the ancient period (580-480 B.C.E.) with the princely Etruscan tombs of the Sodo and Camucia and significant findings such as the Tabula Cortonensis, the third longest Etruscan text in the world.The layout of the museum was specifically designed to communicate with visitors in an innovative way, using both reconstructions and multimedia equipment. All texts are fully rendered in both English and Braill.
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Piazza Luca Signorelli 9, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a worthwhile visit. Very well done. Lots of displays including tactile. It has an extensive etruscan collection and includes a large upstairs floor with displays from later periods such as 1700-1800. Also an outside viewing platform of the town. Only problem was the...More

Thank Petelee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people planning to visit the museum will probably be interested in the Etruscean collection, so I am going to comment exclusively on that. The collection is great -- along with Arezzo's it might be one of the finest collection of Etruscean art and vestiges...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

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 17 June 2018

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.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

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.

1  Thank Phil570
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Reviewed 25 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

1  Thank GayaBlair
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Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank ManiagoRina
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Reviewed 26 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!

1  Thank Katrin H
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