Archaeological Museum of the Antiquarium of Poggio Civitate
Museum exhibiting numerous important archaeological finds from the region
Piazza della Cattedrale, 4 – 53016 Murlo 0577 814099 firstname.lastname@example.org
30th September-1st April
Friday to Sunday, 10.30-1.30 and 2.30-5.30
Including feast days (except 25th and 26th December and 1st January)
1st April-30th September
Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-1.30 and 3.00-7.00
25th and 26th December, 1st January
Special openings can be arranged throughout the year for groups of over 10 people and for school parties.
Students from 6 years old to university; over 60’s; carers for people with disabilities; groups of over 10 people; Touring Club associates, holders of Edumuseicard, ICOM members with membership cards.
Special concession: €1.50
The Archaeological Museum of the Antiquarium of Poggio Civitate in Murlo is located in the Palazzo Vescovile (Bishop’s Palace) and houses a large number of archaeological finds from all over the region.
Among the most important of the various archaeological finds are materials uncovered at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate, which is one of the most important discoveries relating to northern Etruria. The digs at Poggio Civitate brought to light the remains of a princely residence, documenting two separate phases of construction, the first orientalising and the second archaic, dating from the 7th and 6th centuries BC and proving an Etruscan presence in the Ombrone Valley at that period.
Among the best-quality discoveries are terracotta slabs illustrating scenes of meetings, banquets, horse-races and processions. These slabs were used as architectural friezes around the roof of the noble building, at the peak of which was the most important piece in the museum: a statue of a man with a beard and hat accompanied by a sphinx.