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Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
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Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Roma, Italy

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Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Roma, Italy

The Museum

The Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum is the most significant museum of Etruscan civilization and is a repository of not only some of the most important creations of this civilization, but also Greek products of the highest quality pertaining to the 8th-5th centuries BCE. The museum thus offers visitors the opportunity to explore the web of connections which bound the diverse peoples of the ancient Mediterranean together in numerous and unexpected ways.
The Villa Giulia, commissioned by Pope Julius III during the years of his pontificate (1550-1555), is a splendid example of a Renaissance villa. The realization of the villa, articulated in a series of three courtyards that open up toward the rear of the “palazzo,” was entrusted to the greatest artists of the day: Giorgio Vasari of Arezzo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, and Bartolomeo Ammannati. The decorative program of the villa was enhanced by frescoes, made by Pietro Venale di Imola, Taddeo Zuccari, and Prospero Fontana.
The Villa Giulia Museum was established in 1889 on the initiative of Felice Barnabei (1842-1922), an Italian archaeologist and politician, with the aim of bringing together all the objects discovered in the Roman province into it: Etruria next to Rome, the Agro Falisco and Capenate, Sabina, southern Lazio, to which Umbria was added. In the following decades with the excavation campaigns conducted in Veio and Cerveteri, the museum acquired an Etruscan characterization.

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Contact

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Via di Villa Giulia, 9
00196, Roma

Opening hours

    MON: closed

    TUE: 9:00 - 20:00

    WED: 9:00 - 20:00

    THU: 9:00 - 20:00

    FRI: 9:00 - 20:00

    SAT: 9:00 - 20:00

    SUN: 9:00 - 20:00

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