Housed in Palazzo Casali, which is also home to city hall, on the main piazza of Cortona is the impressive Etruscan Museum. It was established as part of the Etruscan Academy, founded in 1727 with the aim of historic and artistic preservation of that ancient culture that inhabited the area many millennia ago.

The museum displays artifacts and mosaics from the Etruscan and Roman epochs of Cortona, including archeological finds in the vicinity, bronze and ceramic pieces and in impressive Etruscan chandelier. There is a bronze tablet with a rare example of the Etruscan language inscribed on it, fossils and grave treasures, such as vases, papyrus, goblets and gold jewelry.

The museum also has an Egyptian section, and the art and furnishings from the collection of the Tommasi-Baldelli family, including some artwork by local Renaissance painter, Luca Signorelli.

The museum is open from 10:00 AM til 7:00 PM in summer; 10:00 AM til 5:00 PM in winter.

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Address in Cortona:

Piazza Signorelli, 9.

Ph. (+39) 057 563 7235.

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