National Etruscan Museum Tour

by / Monday, 23 April 2012 / Published in Tours in Rome
Etruscan Sarcophagus

Did you know that Rome houses the world’s most important Etruscan museum? Who were the Etruscans? The people living in Tuscany and other rich regions of Italy before they were conquered by the Romans.

Many habits and customs used during the Roman times wer inherited from the Etruscans. The charming 16th century suburban Villa Giulia houses pre-Roman works found in Lazio, Umbria and Southern Etruria.

The finds from the Necropolis of Vulci and Cerveteri will teach us many interesting things about their lives and traditions.

We will see the famous group of Apollo and Hercules from Veio, the largest of the 12 cities of the Etruscan Confederation. You will be amazed by the decorations of the Ancient temples featuring gods and myths.

Absolutely marvellous is the collection of pottery and jewellery, the sarcophagi and the ancient inscriptions.

By the end of the tour you will be familiar with the Etruscan and their mysterious world.