Tours / Florence Archeological Museum Private Tour: the Etruscans

The National Archaeological Museum is one of the oldest museum in Florence and contains the second largest collection of archaeological pieces in Italy.

The museum displays ancient collections: precious Etruscan tombs of the aristocracy belonging to the period between the last decades of the VIII and the first quarter of the VI century BC, from the area between Populonia and Vulcano. On the first floor, there is the Etruscan section, which displays some masterpieces of funerary sculpture made of fetid stone and large bronze statues of Chimera, restored in the 16th century by Benvenuto Cellini, Arringatore and Minerva and some Roman medallions.

The second floor exhibits the collections of figured Attic pottery, a selection of large and small bronzes of Greek, Roman and Renaissance art, including the Torso of Livorno, the Horse Head Medici Riccardi, and Idolino of Pesaro which was used by many 16th-century artists as a source of inspiration.

You can also see the Francois Vase, named after the person who discovered it, a piece of the IV century AC and one of the most important examples in the world of Greek art. A series of mythical tales from Ancient Greece are depicted on the Vase.

The halls of the Egyptian Museum, which is second only to the famous museum in Turin, have been renovated

The collections offer more than fourteen thousand pieces, which include materials such as steles, vases, ushabti, amulets and bronzes from prehistoric times to the Coptic. Among the most interesting are statues from the time of Amenophis III, a war chariot of the Eighteenth Dynasty, a pillar of the tomb of Seti I, and the collection of Coptic fabrics of the time.

IN THE GARDEN OF THE MUSEUM, YOU CAN VISIT THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE INGHIRAMI TOMB OF VOLTERRA, WHICH PRESERVES THE ALABASTER URNS THAT WERE PLACED THERE IN ANTIQUITY.

Info

Available days: Everyday

Bookable Starting Time: From 8:30 am to midday

Duration: 2 hours

Available Languages:

All, upon your reservation

Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!

Child rate: From 6 years to 17 years with ID. Please insert number of people.

Meeting Point: In front of Archeological Museum, SS.Annunziata square