Visit the National Etruscan Museum to learn about Italy’s origins!
The National Etruscan Museum is the home of Etruscan civilization located in the Villa Giulia in Rome. Initially, the villa was constructed as a home for Pope Julius III. During the unification of Italy, it became property of the Kingdom of Italy and was later established as a museum in 1889.
You can explore the antiquity and lifestyle of the Etruscans through excavations and admire ancient artifacts such as pottery, jewelry, and sculptures. These treasures are a window into the life of the Etruscans.
The most stunning attraction is the Sarcophagus of the Spouses, a funerary monument of a bride and groom. Some other interesting exhibits are of Apollo and the Centaur. These marvelous artifacts date back all the way to the 5th and 6th century BC.
Being one of the most advanced societies, the Etruscans shaped Italian civilization and helped it evolve to become what it is today. This museum is a must see exhibition as the Etruscans had a profound influence on Italy.
Visitors are encouraged to see the museum with a guided tour or on their own!
National Etruscan Museum
Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9, 00197 Rome, Italy
Opening and Closing Days and Time
Tuesday to Sunday 8.30-19.30