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Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in Rome: A Journey into the Etruscan World

Admission into the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in Rome is FREE with the Rome City Pass and also includes preferred access-- which means that you can skip the waiting line and save 12,00€ on admission fees!

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The Museo Gregoriano Etrusco (a Gregorian-Etruscan museum) was founded by Pope Gregory XVI in 1837. It is an exhibition venue for objects that tell the history of the Etruscan society: starting from the Iron Age to the founding and development of Etruscan cities. The Museo Gregoriano Etrusco showcases various archaeological artifacts from ancient Italy between 900-100 BC. 

Opening Hours of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in the Vatican

From Monday to Saturday 08.00 am – 07.00 pm (final entry 05.00 pm)

From 1 March On Fridays and Saturdays extended opening hours until 08.00 pm (final entry 06.00 pm)

Admission Prices for the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in the Vatican

Adults: 21.00 €
Reduced Price: 12.00 € 

The regular admission price for adults is 21,00 €, and the reduced admission price is 12,00 €. However, these prices do not include the Skip-the-Line feature. With the Rome City Pass, admission into the Museo Greoriano Etrusco is free. By purchasing the Rome City Pass, you will receive your ticket into the Vatican, which also includes admission into the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and other attractions located in the Vatican. You additionally get a Skip-the-Line ticket with the Rome City Pass' Vatican ticket. This means that you won't have to endure waiting lines! Take advantage of the Rome City Pass now. 

Tickets for the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in the Vatican

With your convenient Rome City Pass, you can experience the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco for free. You will receive your ticket into the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and also to other top attraction in Rome (in one complete package) well before you depart for Rome.

Address of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in the Vatican

Viale Vaticano
00165 Rome

 + 39 06 69884676  

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The Museo Gregoriano Etrusco a part of the Vatican Museums and is located in the Vatican. More specifically, it is located together with the Stanze di Raffaello (Raphael Rooms) on the third floor. Because the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco is a part of the Vatican Museums, it is truly situated in a very central location. Even other attractions that are not located in the Vatican are easy to reach with the public transportation system after your visit to the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco. For this reason, the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco is located in the perfect spot where you can easily continue your tour of Rome in any direction you want.

Directions to the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in the Vatican

Metro: Line A to Cipro or Ottaviano, S. Pietro, Musei Vaticani
Bus 32, 81, or 982 to Piazza del Risorgimento
Bus 492 or 990 to Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni
Bus 49 to Viale Vaticano-Musei Vaticani
Tram: 19 to Piazza del Risorgimento

The Museo Gregoriano Etrusco is located extremely near bus and train stops that are operated by the public transportation system of Rome. You can use the train as well as a variety of bus lines to travel to the Museo Gregoriano Etrusc. If you decide to use the Metro, use Line A and get off at either „Cipro” or “Ottaviano." From here, you can either go on foot or take a bus to the entrance of the Vatican and the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco. An alternative to the Metro is using the bus instead. You can use bus line 32, 81 or 982 and ride to „Piazza del Risorgimento,” or you can use bus line 492 or 990 and ride to „Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni” to reach the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco. Bus line 49 will drop you off at the stop „Viale Vaticano-Musei Vaticani”- this is convenient because this stop is right in front of the Vatican Museums entrance. However, if you use any of the other bus lines instead- worry not, you will only have a 5-minute walk until you find yourself in front of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco.

Special Terms & Conditions

The museum is closed on the following days: on Sundays (exception is usually on the last Sunday of each month), January 1 & 6, February 11 & 22, March 19 & 28, June 29, August 15, November 1, and December 8 & 26. 

Admission into the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco is only permitted when wearing appropriate clothing. Please avoid wearing shorts, shoulder-bearing blouses, miniskirts, and hats on the day that you decide to visit the Vatican. Make sure that your shoulders and knees are covered. The Vatican Museums have made a list on their website about further objects that are allowed or forbidden in the Vatican, for more information, please follow the following link: http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/visita-i-musei/consigli-utili.html

Highlights of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in the Vatican

  • Vatican Museum showcasing Etruscan artifacts 
  • Excavation objects from ancient sites, dating between 900-100 BC
  • 22 Exhibition halls 

Attractions Near the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco in the Vatican

The Vatican Museums and the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco are located nearby the Vatican Courtyards and Vatican Gardens. When the weather permits it, you can find a place to relax from the hustle and bustle of Rome in the beautiful Vatican Gardens. Although it is not located within the Vatican, the Museo dell’Ara Pacis is also located nearby the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco. This museum is only 15-minutes away from the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco. The Museo dell’Ara Pacis is dedicated to Augustus' "Alter of Peace." The glass facade of the museums allows light to shine upon this historical alter. The alter was dedicated to the victorious Kaiser Augustus in 13 BC. If you're more interesting in more recent history of Rome, we recommend a visit to the Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina. Located very near to the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, this museum is all about the Roman Republic from 1848, and it also covers themes relating to the Garibaldian tradition.

Tour of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco's Halls

The exhibitions of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco are thematically divided into 22 exhibition halls: 

Hall I „Early history”: The first hall of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco showcases objects from 900-600 BC.

Hall II „Regolini Galassi-Tomb”: This hall includes work from the beginning of the 19th century that were discovered during an excavation. 

Hall III „Bronzes”: The collection in this part of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco includes votive bronzes, statues, and bronze objects that were used in everyday life or during funeral practices. 

Hall IV „Stones (Epigraphs and sculpture)”: In this hall, you will find objects that were made using different methods as well as originating from various regions and time periods. The one common similarity among these objects is that they are all made of stone! 

Hall V und VI „Architectural and votive terracotta”: These halls of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco showcase Etruscan temple and votive terracotta work. 

Hall VII und VIII „Etruscan and Roman jewelry”: Here you can admire many beautifully decorated gold jewelries from the Etruscan period. 

Hall IX „Guglielmi Collection”: This hall of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco is dedicated to showcasing the 800 objects from Marchesen Guglielmi's collection. 

Hall X und XI „Cinerary urns of the Hellensistic period”: Both of these halls include artistic cinerary urns from the Etruscan period. Hall XII „Bonifacio Falcioni collection”: In this hall of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, you can admire objects from a typical private collection from the 19th century. Private collections during this time were characterized for its heterogeneity and randomness. 

Hall XIII „Clay sarcophaguses from Tuscan”: Just like what the name of this hall says, this hall contains sarcophagus lids that are made out of clay. 

Hall XIV „Antiquarium Romanum, bronzes, and silver”: This hall of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco showcases artifacts from the Roman era that were more deeply archeologically examined. These artifacts include bronze statues as well as bronze and silver furnishings. 

Hall XV „Antiquarium Romanum, terracottas, glass, ivory”: This hall presents an array of architectural terracotta that are dated to be from the 1st century BC to 1st century AD. Here you can also find objects made from glass, ivory, and bone, which are all organized by era. 

Hall XVI „Antiquarium Romanum, Ager Vaticanus”: This hall of the Museo Etrusco Gregoriano showcases Roman antiquities, and it is also dedicated to the discoveries that were made in the Vatican area. 

Hall XVII und XVIII „Collection of Vases, Corinthian, laconic, attic ceramics with black figures”: These two halls form the beginning of the entire vase collection and consist of Greek vases. 

Hall XIX „Collection of Vases, Corinthian, laconic, attic ceramics with black figures and red figures”: This hall is an extension of the Vase Collection of the Museo Etrusco Gregoriano and features Attic vases with black and red figures. 

Hall XX „Astarita Collection, Greek and Etruscan ceramics”: This hall is entirely dedicated to showcasing Greek ceramic from the Astarita Collection. 

Hall XXI „Collection of Vases, Attic ceramics with red figures”: The second to last hall of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco not only showcases vases but also astronomical instruments that were once used by the secretary of state of Pius VI. 

Hall XXII „Collection of Vases, Italiot, and Etruscan ceramics with red figures”: This hall ends the tour of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and showcases vases (mostly) originating from Greece. 

Visit the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco for free with the Rome City Pass and have your ticket into the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco already in your pocket before you even depart for Rome! 

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