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Museo Civico Archeologico delle Acque

Viale Dante, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 30471
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Not to be missed if in Chianciano term

A pleasant and informative small museum which provides a glimpse of life in Toscany more than 2000... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Claude M
Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Shows Etruscan burial practices in context

We enjoyed a guided tour of this museum on a recent Rick Steve's tour. The museum is small, but... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Walnut Cree, Ca.
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The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano Terme was inaugurated in Spring 1997 and is now considered one of the finest Etruscan museum in Italy, for the wealth of the archaeological finds and the thought provoking settings. It is also appreciated for the careful attention to the well-being of visitors and for the friendliness of the building and the operators. Rather than a museum, it has been described as a complete, and not boring, exhibition on the Etruscan civilization. The visit is organized by thematic sections on the main aspects of the life and the death of the ancient inhabitants of Tuscany. All that is supported by thought provoking realistic reconstructions, clear explanations, and short videos.All the descriptions in the museum are translated into English, German and French; the videos have English subtitles. The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano Terme is housed in the 4 floors of old granary of the early XIX century: the underground floor (an old wine cellar) is the most impressive part of the museum. The museum has an elevator and is wheelchair accessible. There are three rest rooms, one for persons with disabilities. A wardrobe is located at the entrance of the Museum, along with a drinking water dispenser. Chairs and easy chairs are available in all the rooms; the museum has also a relaxation area.
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A pleasant and informative small museum which provides a glimpse of life in Toscany more than 2000 years ago. Numerous articles from the period and reasonable recreation of life at hat time. One would wish a larger number of translated texts and information...nonetheless 1:30 hour...More

Thank Claude M
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We enjoyed a guided tour of this museum on a recent Rick Steve's tour. The museum is small, but makes a special effort to present Etruscan burial artifacts in the context in which they were found - which is much more meaningful than when a...More

1  Thank danandrobert
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is an amazing small museum that displays findings from archaeological digs in the nearby region. The human shaped vases (canopics) contained the ashes of the deceased with bone and amber eyes are truly special. There are wonderful pottery vases with paintings of athletes. My...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a great, small and interesting museum which seems well loved locally. Over four floors, it provides a lot of information about the Etruscan people and way of life and death. The underground cellar space, formerly the olive oil store, contains some spectacular funeral...More

Thank sws19
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic museum! It is not big but definitely worth visiting. The Etruscans are our ancestors from 2,500 years ago and it is incredible what they were doing then. We had a guide which made it even better. So glad we went!

1  Thank goneinaheartbeat
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano was built over an Etruscan archeological site, but I have heard over and over that if you put a shovel in the ground in Tuscany you would very likely come up with an Etruscan relic. Etruscans are called the ‘mystery...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed in Chianciano for a week and visited this museum. We did not realise how interesting it would be. The museum is on 4 floors and is organised on the main aspects of the life and death of the Etruscans. Each exhibit has English...More

2  Thank g7099180
Reviewed 16 June 2016

You can park further down towards the old city center, about 100 yards away. Very well organized museum with not too many items as compared to Firenze or Bologna archeological museums. I was the only one visiting at the moment. Always bring your camera on...More

1  Thank Mauriziosimran
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This little gem of a museum has well presented displays of artifacts found in the local area. Good explanations of fascinating finds. Nice selection of reproductions and a wide selection of literature ranging from children's books to more scholarly works.

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Organised on four floors including an extensive basement. One starts at the top with daily life, moves down to findings of a major tomb and ark facts relating to the votive goddess Sillene. General information on the ground floor and deceptively extensive collection of funerary...More

1  Thank Gethin683
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5€ each and 4€ over 65 years. we wait your visit
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