National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia - Rome


The National Etruscan Museum is located in the Gardens of the Villa Borghese in the Villa Giulia, summer residence of Pope Julius II built in the mid 16th century by Vignola, Vasari, Bartolomeo and Michelangelo. The setting of the museum in this magnificent Renaissance villa with its charming courtyards, lovely loggias, frescos and beautiful nymphaeum is worth a visit in its own right. The National Etruscan Museum has been housed here since 1889. This is a particularly rich collection and comes for the most part from the tombs of Latium. On display are everyday artefacts (vases, cups, cooking utensils, the remains of a cart), jewellery, hairpins and works of art. A tomb with two funereal chambers has been recreated. Also on display is the Sarcofago degli Sposia, the funereal monument of a couple as well as a painted terracotta figure of Apollo from Veii, dating from the end of the 6th or early 5th century BC.

Opening

Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30 am - 7:30 pm


Address : Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9 197 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Euclide, Station: Flaminio: train A

Bus : Tram n°3 et 19.

Phone : +39 69940001

Fax : +39 69940001

Email : villagiulia@arti.beniculturali.it

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