- Validity: 1 day
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
What to expect
- See Etruscan and Egyptian masterpieces like the Chimera, the "Arringatore" (Orator) and the famous "François Vase”
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Stay in the museum how long you want
To the roots of civilization
One of the most important archaeological museums in Italy, it is mainly renowned for a very important Etruscan collection and an amazing Egyptian section, second in Italy (the first is in Turin).
The Museum was opened in 1888 when most of the Etruscan, Greek and Roman works collected by the Medici and the Lorraine families were moved from the Uffizi Gallery to the Palazzo della Crocetta (a 16th C. Medici property). A few years later, Egyptian works discovered by a French-Tuscan expedition to Egypt (1828) were moved to the museum and there arranged.
The Egyptian section shows works from Prehistory to the Copt era: steles, pottery, amulets, small bronzes and fabrics. The Etruscan section includes a huge collection of cinerary urns, sarcophagi, stone and bronze sculptures, small bronzes, home tools and pottery.
Important marble and bronze sculptures are displayed in the Greek-Roman section, along with a big collection of Greek painted pottery. A new splendid section has been recently added, with Etruscan and Roman precious stones, gems, cameos and jewellery.
Among the main Egyptian works there are some statues (Amenophi’s time), a military chariot (18th Dynasty), a pillar from the tomb of Sety I, the “square lip” faience goblet, the portrait of a lady from Fayum, the collection of Copt fabrics.
The most important Etruscan works are three celebrated big bronzes:
- the Arezzo Chimera (IV century B.C.)
- the “Arringatore” (Orator) (I century B.C.)
- the Minerva (IV century B.C.)
along with famous funerary sculptures:
- the stone Mater Matuta (460-450 B.C.)
- the terracotta Sarcophagus of Larthia Seianthi (II century B.C.)
- the painted marble Sarcophagus of the Amazons (IV century B.C.)
Dating back to Greek-Roman times are:
- the renowned bronze Head of a Horse, once belonged to Lorenzo the Magnificent
- the bronze “Idolino” (Small Idol) from Pesaro
- the marble “Milani” Apollo and Little Apollo (VI century B.C.)
The real gem of the museum is an Attic black-figures crater called “François Vase” (VI century B.C.).
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time and stay much as you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
- Audio guide
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.
- Guide book: available in Italian and German
- European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
EU and not EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort
The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Museum starting from entrance time.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Museum.
For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the Museum.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter.
The Museum has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Museum or Italy Tickets.