The Villa Giulia is a villa in Rome, Italy. It was built by Pope Julius III in 1551–1553 on what was then the edge of the city. Today it is publicly owned, and houses the Museo Nazionale Etrusco, a collection of Etruscan art and artifacts.
The villa was built in an area of Rome known as the 'Vigna Vecchia' (which was once against the city walls), lying on the slopes of Monte Parioli, as a 'Villa Suburbana' and a place of repose.
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georginamgo | Feb 20, 2018
A real highlight on Etruscan art. Its an amazing collection. I recommend it to anyone that wants to know what was here before the Roman empire began. The building itself was a papal villa, beautiful renaissance style, and partially accessible for free. The audio guide is not high tech but worth the 5 euros to understand what you see. Focus on ground floor collection.
Dolcevia Redactie | Apr 2, 2018
The Etruscan Museum located in the stunning Villa Giulia with perfectly kept gardens is considered a treasure trove of pre-Roman artifacts. It is certainly amazing to imagine anything you see in the museum dates as far back as 600 BC. The location is a bit out of the regular tourist route and therefore quite on the best of days. If you are in contemplation mood there is no better spot for it then on a stone bench in front of the reconstructed Etruscan temple in the courtyard.
Mandy Scorrar | Mar 31, 2018
This hidden gem is one of the best Etruscan museums in Italy. There are thousands of artifacts along with decent interpretations in English and Italian. It's not a main attraction so less crowded than most other places in Rome. If you are at all interested in pre Roman civilisation then don't miss this museum.
Daniel Kafka | Mar 15, 2018
If one fancies oneself an appreciater of pre-Roman civilizations and cultures, this is a must see exhibit. It is free the first Sunday of every month but is well worth the price of admission for any looking for samples of Etruscan craftsmanship. Don't be fooled by the unassuming facade and courtyard the real treasures are in the three floor exhibit inside and one would do a great disservice to oneself if the whole exhibit was not explored slowly.
Stephen Meatheringham | Jan 22, 2018
Wonderful. An excellent museum with extensive information in both Italian and English. Traces the history of the Etruscans and associated peoples from the 10th century BC. Beautiful bronzes and pottery. Very relaxed and quiet on a weekday in January. It was easy to spend almost 7 hours there.
Lisa Mielke | May 11, 2018
This place was suggested instead of Pompeii. We spent all day here. We were on our own to wonder through the ruins at our leisure. Fantastic!
Aurimas Nekrasius | Apr 9, 2018
You will be pleasantly surprised if you choose to spend some time in the museum and surrounding little gardens, there is a coffee vending machine at the very back and lovely shaded area with a bench nearby. Exhibits are amazing especially the jewellery collection collected over hundreds of years by Castellani family. A must see, to wind down after your villa Borghese visit.
Thibaut Rouffineau | Jul 1, 2018
Massive museum nestled in a quiet neighborhood far from the rest of the Roman tourist hustle and bustle. Large collection of late antiquity artefacts, with a few master pieces. Generally quiet.
Berta Zaccardi | Jun 20, 2018
Museum has large collection of artifactsmostly well displayed in manageable groupings. It was a little confusing as it has grouped some if the material in 'collections of' specific collectors. The explanations were sometimes more elaborate than necessary, and thorough.
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