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Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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Like so many small Italian museums that house local artifacts. Etruscan history.

This was what I discovered many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review... read more

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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was what I discovered many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review. Nothing more complicated than that. Well preserved antiquities include Etruscan artifacts, an amphora collection, a coin collection, frescos, old paintings, bronze and silver sculpture, statuary, etc. Could be a paradise... More 

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Brush Prairie, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The vase and amphora collection as well as the Roman coin collection (priceless) is a must to see. Well protected and well displayed in glass cases.

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

As part of the "Carta Unica", I highly recommend a visit to this museum--located next to the Duomo...very impressive collection of Etruscan items--gold, silver, bronze, sculpture, statuary, etc. Definitely worth a visit!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is an absolutely great place if you enjoy seeing Fresco. You can see a whole load of 500yr old (or more) wall paintings. And on the way in, you can see the builders tools used to renovate the church some years ago. So why only 3*? There is not much there.

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South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a fabulous little museum immediately adjacent to Orvieto's amazing Duomo. It houses a lovely collection of artifacts, mostly recovered from the Etruscan burial grounds at the foot of the cliffs of Orvieto. If you ask, they will take you to the rooms that are reconstructions of two different tombs; they have moved the beautiful frescos found in these... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

My brother and I toured this museum and the art was a bit unusual as well as the statues. Most of, if not all the statues were of nudes.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you are a fan of the Etruscan culture, you will enjoy this museum. It is on the piazza to the right of the big cathedral and small enough to peruse along with the Museo Etrusco Claudio Faina that faces it across the piazza.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very motivated staff and the museum has been recently refurbished and is well organised -don't miss the tomb paintings which are preserved in two rooms to the back of the first main hall. Again, empty when we visited which from the visitors' book seemed to be the case on many days. No English translations but if you know your Etruscans,... More 

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Albany
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

We enjoyed our exploration...helped us to practice reading inItalian. : ). Lots of wonderful artifacts to explore. Can be linked with a visit to the Duomo on the same morning or afternoon.

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Italy
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

A very interesting glimpse mostly on the pre-Roman Orvieto, when the Etruscans ruled, and commercial and cultural exchanges with Greece were flourishing. What is shown here only comes from tombs, as the Romans completely destroyed Orvieto after a two-year siege, but since all tombs were outside the city they were spared. Unfortunately in most locations unearthed so far the tomb... More 

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