The National Archaeological Museum

History and culture

The National Archaeological Museum

A thousand-year history

The National Archaeological Museum

Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Papale
Tel. e Fax 0763.341039

The National Archaeological Museum tells the origins of a three thousand year long history and exhibits a vast and important collection of archaeological finds from Orvieto and the surrounding area.

Inside the museum, located in Piazza Duomo, vases, buccheri, bronzes and everyday objects from the Etruscan era are exhibited. In addition, a special room is set up with all the most recent finds from the excavation campaigns at the site of Campo della Fiera, a site that many scholars agree to be the Fanum Voltumnae, the federal sanctuary of the Etruscans where the representatives of the twelve cities of the Etruscan league they met on special occasions.

In the other rooms of the museum the original frescoed walls detached from the Etruscan tombs Golini I and Golini II found in Molinella-Settecamini near Porano are visible.