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Ancient Age

Vulci Archaeological Museum

Canino (VT)

Vulci Archaeological Museum

Vulci archaeological museum opened in 1975, inside the Castello della Badia. The six defensive towers of the trapezoidal twelfth century fortress strategically overlook the River Fiora. Traces of the earliest defensive structure on the site date back to the ninth century. It was built with blocks of dark volcanic rock. Its eastern side is protected by a moat. Sixteenth century enlargements were at the hands of the Farnese, Dukes of Castro. In the seventeenth century it was used as a customs post for the Papal States.

In 1808 it fell into the hands of Luciano Bonaparte, before being bought by the Torlonias in 1856. It was theirs until 1960, when it was bought up by the state. The new museum layout opened in 2016. You can find the centuries’ long history of Vulci, from its birth as an Etruscan urban centre between the ninth and eighth centuries BCE, to the Roman conquest, in 280 BCE.



Info


Address:

Locality Vulci, 01011, Canino (VT)

Hours:

8:30am - 7:30pm (last admission 6:30pm)

Closed:

Mondays
Jan. 1, Dec. 25, except for special openings on MiC project.

Tickets:

Full € 5.00
Reduced (18 to 25 years old) € 2.00, according to concessions provided for by the entry regulations to Italian places of culture, which can be consulted on the MiC website.

I biglietti sono acquistabili presso la biglietteria del museo.

Dal 16 dicembre è attivo il servizio di e-ticketing sull'app "Musei Italiani", disponibile su Play Store e su App Store.

Contacts:

Phone: +39 0761 437787 (follow phone directions then selecting #3)
e-mail: drm-laz.muvulci@cultura.gov.it
Facebook

Visits:

For groups of more than 25, the use of radio guide systems (whisper) is recommended.

Length of visit:

45m /1 hour

Tips for your visit:

In the museum there are vending machines for coffee, hot drinks, water and snacks.
Photography is allowed.

How to get there:

Private vehicle.

Parking:

Ample free parking.

Access:

The route is accessible by lift.