Villa Giulia National Museum of Etruscan art, Rome

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Villa Giulia National Museum of Etruscan art, Rome, Italy

Rome owe the construction of the marvellous Villa Giulia, one of the most charming example of Renaissance art, to Pope Julius III, who in the half of the 16th century, appointed famous architects such as Vasari, Ammannati and Vignola. The fresco-decorated inside halls by Prospero Fontana and Taddeo Zuccari contain the most outstanding Etruscan works of art such as the statue of Apollo of Veii, the Chigi Oinochoe and The Sarcophagus of the Bride and Bridegroom. After recent restoration it is possible to admire again the valuable jewellery's collection belonging to the Castellani family.

Entrance fee Lit. 8.000 (Euro 4,13).

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