Museo nazionale etrusco di Villa Giulia
Villa Giulia, built by Pope Julius III between 1550 and 1555, represents a splendid example of a Renaissance villa, built as a suburban residence, similar to other sixteenth-century complexes in Rome and its surroundings. The greatest artists of the time participated in the project and its construction: Giorgio Vasari, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola and Bartolomeo Ammannati. Since 1889 it has housed the Museum of Villa Giulia which, was born as a Museum of Pre-Roman Antiquities, in particular falische, today we can define the most representative Etruscan Museum, rich in testimonies from Southern Etruria, meaning the territory between the Tiber River and the Tyrrhenian sea (upper in Lazio). There are some of the most important Etruscan artistic expressions along with Greek creations of the highest level, imported into Etruria between the eighth and fourth centuries BC. The exhibition of the works follows a topographical criterion: next to the great Etruscan centers such as Vulci, Cerveteri, Veio, minor sites from pre-Roman Italy are also represented (Agro falisco, Latium vetus, Umbria). The exhibition also consists of large antique collections consisting of the nucleus of the seventeenth-century Kircherian museum, from the materials of the Barberini, Bermann and Gorga Collections and above all from the very rich Castellani collection composed of ceramics, bronzes and the famous ancient and modern goldsmiths, these last works by the Castellani themselves, goldsmiths among the most famous in Rome in the second half of the nineteenth century. Famous in the world, are the Sarcophagus of the Spouses from Cerveteri (VI BC), the terracotta statue of Apollo from Veii (6th century BC), the high relief and the gold plates in the Etruscan and Phoenician language from Pyrgi (5th century BC), the Apollo of the Scasato from Falerii (IV century BC), the Centaur in nenfro from Vulci (century VI BC), the orientalizing complexes from Palestrina (VII century BC).To this the building of Villa Poniatowski is added, with the following hours: 1st April – 31st October Friday and Saturday 3 – 6 pm last entrance 5, 15 pmWe also inform the visitors that from June 1st the cost of the full ticket will be 10 euros.NOTE: The National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia offers a new opportunity to visit through a subscription that allows unlimited admission to the Museum with free participation in the events, discounts on bookshop purchases, discounts on guided tours and workshops.Prices: Starting from the date of purchase for a duration of 3 months: Full € 12.00, Reduced * € 6.00; 6 months: Full price € 16.00, Reduced * € 8.00; 12 months: Full price € 24.00, Reduced * € 12.00. Reduction reserved for EU citizens and EEA countries aged between 18 and 25 and other eligible persons.You may find more information in the attached documentation.
piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9
Tuesday-Sunday 9.00-20.00, closure of the exhibition 19.15-19.30, closure of the bookshop 19.45