Museo Archeologico Nazionale 'Gaio Cilnio Mecenate'

Museo Archeologico Nazionale 'Gaio Cilnio Mecenate' information

Arezzo , Italy
Via Margaritone 10
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adult/reduced €6/3
Opening hours
8.30am-7.30pm, to 1.30pm Nov
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Overlooking the remains of a Roman amphitheatre that once seated up to 10,000 spectators, this museum in a 14th-century convent building exhibits Etruscan and Roman artefacts. The highlight is the Cratere di Euphronios, a 6th-century-BC Etruscan vase decorated with vivid scenes showing Hercules in battle. Also of note is an exquisite tiny portrait of a bearded man from the second half of the 3rd century AD, executed in chrysography whereby a fine sheet of gold is engraved then encased between two glass panes.