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Museo Etrusco Guarnacci - Volterra


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The Guarnacci museum is one of oldest public museums of Europe: it began in 1761 when the noble abbot Mario Guarnacci (Volterra 1701-1785) gave its enormous archaeological heritage, collected over years of research and purchases, to the "public of the city of Volterra".

The current disposition and location of materials demonstrate Maffei’s positivistic impact, with items separated by classes and the urns distinguished according to the theme of the bas-relief on the case. While respecting the historic memory of this arrangement, an attempt was made, in recent times, to associate it with another, more didactic, chronological tour inside the exhibition itself, able to conduct the visitor through the long history of the Etruscan Velathri.


Opening hours
From 16th March to 1st November, daily from 10:30 a.m. until 05:30 p.m.

From 2nd to 30th November
and from 9th January to 13rd March:
Saturday and sunday only
from 10:00 a.m. until 04:30 p.m.

From 1st December to 8th January:
daily from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 a.m.

Special Opening:
Christmas: from 15:30 p.m. to 07:30 p.m.
New Year: from 12:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Tel: +39 0588 86347

Price valid until 31st December 2015
Volterra Card (valid 72 hours):
Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, Pinacoteca
Ecomuseo dell'Alabastro, Teatro Romano and Battistero

14.00 € full
20,00 € Family (2 adults and 2 under 18)
12,00 € Students & over 60
10,00 € Adult groups (min 20 pax)
5,00 € Student groups (min 20 pax)
under 6: free

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Museo Etrusco Guarnacci
Via Don Minzoni, 15
56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel.: +39 0588 86347