Fodor's Expert Review Museo Etrusco Guarnacci

Volterra Fodor's Choice

An extraordinary collection of Etruscan relics is made all the more interesting by clear explanations in English. The bulk of the collection is comprised of roughly 700 carved funerary urns. The oldest, dating from the 7th century BC, were made from tufa (volcanic rock). A handful are made of terra-cotta, but most—dating from the 3rd to 1st century BC—are done in alabaster. The urns are grouped by subject, and, taken together, they form a fascinating testimony about Etruscan life and death.

Fodor's Choice History Museum

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Via Don Minzoni 15
Volterra, Tuscany  56048, Italy


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