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Tuscany Sights

Museo Nazionale Etrusco

  • Via Porsenna 93 Map It

Updated 12/05/2013

Fodor's Review

Most of the artifacts found during the excavations of Chiusi's Etruscan sites are now on display in this small but expertly laid out museum. Relics include elegant Etruscan and Greek vases, carved Etruscan tomb chests, and a number of the strange canopic jars with anthropomorphic shapes that are particular to this area. The tombs themselves can be seen by arrangement with the museum; visits are accompanied by a member of the museum staff. These underground burial chambers

are still evocative of ancient life, particularly in the Tomba della Scimmia (Tomb of the Monkey), where well-preserved frescoes depict scenes from ordinary life 2,500 years ago. The Tomba del Leone (Tomb of the Lion) and Tomba della Pellegrina (Tomb of the Pilgrim) are open at set times during museum hours.

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Sight Information

Address:

Via Porsenna 93, Chiusi, 53043, Italy

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Phone:

0578-20177

Sight Details:

  • Museum €6, with the Tombs of the Lion and of the Pilgrim; Tomb of the Monkey €3
  • Museum: daily 9–8 (last entrance 7:30). Tomba della Scimmia: by appointment Apr.–Oct., Tues., Thurs., and Sat. at 11 and 4; Nov.–Mar., Tues., Thurs., and Sat. at 11 and 2:30

Updated 12/05/2013

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