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  • "POMPEO ARIA" National Etruscan Museum

    (museums and galleries a Marzabotto)

    Contact: Museo Nazionale Etrusco Pompeo Aria 051 932353
    Via Porrettana sud, 13/15 40043 Marzabotto BO
    Tel. 051 932353 Fax 051 932353  
    Getting here: Accessible from the main road Strada Porrettana; if coming from Bologna, the museum is right after Marzabotto. Partially accessible to disabled. Car and coach parking available. 
    Hours: 9.00-18.30 from April to October and from Tuesday to Sunday and outdoor site open everyday 8.00-19.00.
    9.00-17.30 from November to March and from Tuesday to Sunday and outdoor site open everyday 8.00-17.30.
    Week closed on: closed on Monday, 1st January, 1st May and Christmas
    Full price: 3 Euro
    Reduced price: Discounted admission € 1,50 for E.U. citizens (and also Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland ones) between 18 and 25 years
    Admission free: Free admission for all E.U. citizens (and also Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland ones) under 18 or over 65 years. Outdoor site is free

    The museum is located just at the entrance of the Etruscan archaeological site of Pian di Misano.
    Around the middle of the XIX century, a VI century BC Etruscan settlement was discovered in this area; excavations led to the creation of an important collection that the owners, the Aria family, donated to the Italian state in 1933 together with the land on which the items where found. 
Sadly, the war hit very harshly the area of Marzabotto and the newly built museum was destroyed. This second museum, restarted in the ‘50s, gathers what’s left of the original collection together with the findings excavated over the past decades. 
The excavation area can also be visited; this includes roads, settlements and the acropolis with the remains of five sacred public buildings used around the V century BC.

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  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 10/12/15     (NewsID: 5239)
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