Prehistory Civic Museum - Cetona
Archeologic Civic Museum - Sarteano
Underground City - Chiusi
Porsenna Labyrinth - Chiusi
Palazzo Piccolomini - Pienza
Cassianensi Rooms - San Casciano dei Bagni
Terracotta Museum - Petroio
National Etruscan Museum - Chiusi
Etruscan Museum - Chianciano Terme
Diocesan Museum - Pienza
Archeodromo of Belverde - Cetona
Civic Museum Crociani Gallery - Montepulciano

Museums and archaelogial sites

In Valdichiana Senese

CETONA

Civic Museum of the Prehistory of Mount Cetona -  Via Roma, 37 Cetona (SI)
The museum houses an impressive display of artifacts that testify to the various stages of human settlement in the territory of Cetona, from the Paleolithic to the end of the Bronze Age.
www.preistoriacetona.it

Opening hours
From July to September
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00

From October to June
From Saturday and pre-holidays, Sunday and holidays
From 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00

Tickets

  • Full prices: € 4,00
  • Reduced price: € 3,00
  • Through-ticketing (museum, park and the Archeodrome): € 7,00
  • Through-ticketing reduced price (school): € 5,50

Belverde Natural Archaeological Park and Archeodromo - Loc. Belverde, Cetona (SI)
The green of the Archaeological Park hides caves inhabited by Neanderthal man thousands of years ago, while at the Archeodromo [Archaeological Path], a real prehistoric village was rebuilt for educational purposes.
www.preistoriacetona.it

Opening hours
From October to June
Sunday and holidays
From 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00

Tickets

  • Full price: € 6,00
  • Reduced price: € 5,00
  • Through-ticketing (museum, park and the Archeodrome): € 7,00
  • Through-ticketing reduced price (school): € 5,50

CHIANCIANO TERME

Archaeological Civic Museum - Viale Dante, Chianciano Terme (SI)
The Etruscan civilization lives on, in thematic sections that highlight all aspects of the life and death of the ancient inhabitants of Tuscany. The Museum displays the largest collection of Etruscan Canopic jars in Italy.

Opening hours
From November to March
From Friday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00

Tickets

  • Full price: € 6,00
  • Reduced price (12-18 years and over 65): € 5,00
  • Groups: € 3,00

CHIUSI

Etruscan National Museum - Via Porsenna, 93 Chiusi (SI)
Sarcophagi, Canopic jars, bucchero ceramic ware, bronzes of rare quality, and historical items of great beauty make it one of the most important and prestigious museums in Italy for the study and knowledge of the Etruscan civilization. The entrance fee includes a visit to the Tomb of the Pilgrim, and to the Tomb of the Lion.
www.prolocochiusi.it

Opening hours
Everyday
From 9:00 to 20:00

Tickets

  • Full price: € 6,00
  • Reduced price (18-25 years): € 3,00

Civic Museum – Underground City - Via II Cimina, 2 Chiusi (SI)
About 120 meters of underground galleries are home to the only Italian exhibition entirely dedicated to the Etruscan funerary epigraphy: an exceptional collection of about 300 urns and 200 engraved tomb covers. https://www.comune.chiusi.si.it/uffici-e-servizi/museo-civico-la-citta-sotterranea
Guided visits for a maximum of 10 people. It's kinldy suggested to book the tour at +39 0578 20915 or via email museocivicochiusi@gmail.com.

Opening days: from Tuesday to Sunday
Hours: 10:00 - 13:00 e 15:00 - 18:00.
Guided visits:10.45, 12.15, 15.45, 17.15.
It's kindly suggested to book via phone at +39 0578 20915 or via email museocivicochiusi@gmail.com
To book a guided vistis of the Museum out of the opening huors is necessary to book in advance.

Tickets

  • Full price: € 4,00
  • Reduced price (6-14 years and over 65): € 3,00

Museum of the Cathedral and Porsenna’s Labyrinth - Piazza Duomo, 7 Chiusi (SI)
The reputation of this Museum is tied to the wonderful collection of Benedictine illuminated manuscripts from the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, dating back to the second half of the fifteenth century; the museum gives access to the underground passageways of Porsenna’s Labyrinth.
www.prolocochiusi.it 

Opening hours (MUSEUM)
From October 15th 2018 to April 17th 2019
From Wednesday to Friday
From 10:00 to 12:30

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
From 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 16:30

Opening hours (LABYRINTH)
From Wednesday to Friday
Hours: 10:00 – 10:45 – 11:30 – 12:15

Saturdays and Sundays and holidays
10:10 – 10:45 – 11:30 – 12:15 – 14:30 – 15:15 – 16:00

Tickets

  • Full price: € 5,00
  • Reduced price (6-14): € 3,00
  • Groups: € 4,00
  • School trip: € 2,50

MONTEPULCIANO

“Crociani” Civic Museum and Picture Gallery - Via Ricci, 10 Montepulciano (SI)
The rich archaeological section, together with that dedicated to wonderful terracotta works by Della Robbia, flank the heart of the museum, i.e. the picture gallery, where, along with paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth century, you can admire a Gentleman Portrait attributed to Caravaggio.
www.museocivicomontepulciano.it

Opening hours
From April 1th to November 4th
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 19:00

From November to March
Saturday and Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00

Tickets

  • Full price: € 6,00
  • Reduced price (16-18 years and over 65): € 4,00
  • Group: € 4,00
  • School trip: € 2,00

PIENZA

Palazzo Borgia – Diocesan Museum – Corso il Rossellino, 30 Pienza (SI)
The museum overlooks Piazza Pio II, and its 11 rooms preserve works of medieval and modern art such as paintings, triptychs, altarpieces, goldsmiths, sacred furnishings, tapestries and wooden sculptures from the Cathedral and the territory of the ancient Diocese of Pienza.
www.palazzoborgia.it 

Opening hours
From November 5th
Saturday and Sunday
From 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00

From March 16th
From Monday to Sunday Tuesday closed
From 10:30 to 18:30

Tickets

  • Full price: € 4,50
  • Reduced price: € 3,00

Palazzo Piccolomini – Piazza Pio II, Pienza (SI)
It was commissioned by Enea Piccolomini (Pope Pius II) to Bernardo Rossellino (1459 - 1462). At the ground floor, you can admire the first hanging garden of the Renaissance, which offers an extraordinary view over the Val d'Orcia. The 1st floor of the historic residence of Pope Pius II houses his sumptuous apartments. Finally, the Hall of the Ancestors preserves portraits and paintings of the family, including that of Pope Pius II himself.
www.palazzopiccolominipienza.it  

Opening hours
From October 16th to March 14th
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 16:30

From March 15th to October 15th 
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:30

Tickets

  • Full price: € 7,00
  • Reduced price: € 5,00
  • Groups: € 5,00
  • School trip: € 3,50

SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI

Stanze Cassianensi – Town Hall of San Casciano dei Bagni
The exhibition is structured on two levels, and preserves artifacts from the tombs of the Necropolis of Balena, dating back to the first half of the second century BC, as well as a votive deposit found inside of the spring known as “Doccia della Testa”.
www.sancascianoliving.it

To visit the “cassianesi’s room” it’s possible to contact the Pro-Loco office

SARTEANO

Archaeological Civic Museum of Sarteano - Via Roma, 24 Sarteano (SI)
The Museum is located in the sixteenth-century Palazzo Gabrielli, and houses many Etruscan treasures from the nearby necropolis. Do not miss the faithful reconstruction of the Tomba della Quadriga Infernale [Tomb of the Infernal Chariot].
www.museosarteano.it

Opening hours
From April to October
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:30 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 19:00

From November to March
Opened holydays and pre-holidays

Tickets

  • Full price: € 4,00
  • Reduced price: € 3,00
  • School trip: € 3,00
  • Through-ticketing : Museum + Tomb (guided tour to the Tomb) € 8,00
  • Museum + Castle € 6,00
  • Museum + Castle + Art room Beccafumi € 8,00
  • Museum + Castle + Tomb € 10,00
  • Museum + Castle + Art room Beccafumi + Tomb  € 12,00 

Castle of Sarteano – Old Town Center, Sarteano (SI)
After crossing the drawbridge, the castle takes the visitor to the suggestions of the life of garrisons, including parapets on the side towers, and steep stairs that lead to the top, from where you can enjoy a great view.
www.sarteanoliving.it 

Opening hours (SUMMER)
From April 15th to 30th
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00

From July 1th to August 31th 
From 10:30 to 19:00

From September 1th to September 30th
From 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00

(WINTER)
From October 1th to April 14th
Holidays and pre-holidays
From 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00

Tickets

  • Full price: € 4,00
  • Reduced price: € 3,00
  • School trip: € 2,00

TREQUANDA

Terracotta Museum of Petroio - Via Valgelata 10, Petroio, Trequanda (SI)
The halls of the Museum collect ancient artifacts of terracotta items, and bear evidence of the traditional manufacturing methods, which constitute a bridge between past and present, between traditional and innovative forms.
www.comune.trequanda.si.it 

Opening Hours
only by appointment

Tickets
Pay What You Can 

Archaeological Collection “G. Pallavicini” in Castelmuzio – “Dino Galluzzi” Hall, Via Taverne, Castelmuzio, Trequanda (SI)
A magnificent private collection donated to the Municipality of Trequanda by Giancarlo Pallavicini. The collection includes clay, glass and metal artifacts dating back to the period from the ninth century BC to the second century AD, including pottery of Greek origin.
www.comune.trequanda.si.it

Opening Hours
Saturday and Sunday
From 10:00 to 13:00

Tickets
Pay What You Can 

 

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