National Etruscan Museum
Villa Giulia is a charming XV century suburban villa which houses the important Museo Nazionale Etrusco, devoted mainly to pre-Roman works found in Lazio, Umbria and southern Etruria from the Etruscan Civilisation of the VII century BC.
This still mysterious culture finds an eloquent voice via the glorious artefacts housed in this delightful mid-XVI century villa. In the garden, designed for Pope Julius III, is a nympheum and a very pleasant bar.
It is the best place in Italy to familiarize with the Etruscans, thanks to a cache of precious artifacts, sculptures, vases, monuments, tools, weapons and jewels. Fans of ancient history could spend several hours here.