This page is on the museum itself, for the architectural history of the house see Villa Giulia.

The National Etruscan Museum (Italian: Museo Nazionale Etrusco) is a museum of the Etruscan civilization housed in the Villa Giulia in Rome, Italy.


The Villa was built by the popes and remained their property until 1870 when, in the wake of the Risorgimento and the demise of the Papal States, it became the property of the Kingdom of Italy. The Museum was founded in 1889 as part of the same nationalistic movement, with the aim of collecting together all the pre-Roman antiquities of Latium, southern Etruria and Umbria belonging to the Etruscan and Faliscan civilizations, and has been housed in the villa since the beginning of the 20th century.


The museum's most famous single treasure is the terracotta funerary monument, the almost life-size Bride and Groom (the so-called Sarcofago degli Sposi) reclining as if they were at a dinner party.

Other remains held are:


  • Anna Maria Sgubini Moretti (editions), The Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum, L'Erma et Ingegneria per la Cultura, Rome, 2001 (ISBN 88-8265-012-X)

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Coordinates: 41°54′02″N 12°30′06″E / 41.900648°N 12.501755°E / 41.900648; 12.501755de:Villa Giulia es:Museo Nacional Etrusco fr:Musée national étrusque de la villa Giulia it:Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia nl:Villa Giulia no:Museo Nazionale Etrusco pt:Museu Nacional Etrusco ru:Национальный музей вилла Джулия

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