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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 11th March to 5th November 2024
daily from 09:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m.
N.B.: for the holidays of April 9-10 (Easter and Easter Monday), April 25, May 1, June 2 and August 15 regular opening at the same time: from 09:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m.


Full: 10,00€
Reduced (Youth 6-12, over 60, Coop and TCI): 8,00€
Adult groups (min 10 pax): 6,00€
Guided tour supplement: 2,00€


Volterra Card rates

from 11/03 to 05/11/2024

(valid for 72 hours) Etruscan Museum Guarnacci, Art Gallery, Ecomuseum of Alabaster, Priori Palace, Etruscan Acropolis and Roman Cistern and Roman Theatre
Full: 20,00€
Reduced (university students with ID, youth 6-18, over 65, Coop members, FAI, TCI and groups of adults min 6 pax): 15,00€
Student groups (school students outside the municipal area - min 10 pax): 6,00€
Groups (min 10 pax) 10,00€
Volterra Card Family
Special for youth (6-18 years) accompanied by 1-2 adults up to a maximum of 5 people: 30,00€
Youth up to 6 years old, residents of the Municipality of Volterra, disabled and carers, teachers and companions of school groups, licensed tour guides, journalists, ICOM members FREE


For bookings:
Tel: +39 0588 87580

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