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Archaeological Museum of Sarteano

What to see in Sarteano, Siena

the finds of the Archaeological Museum of Sarteano Show, in a path topographical and chronological, testimonies of human occupation in the territory of Sarteano that despite a plunder for centuries, has left traces the rich and significant especially as regards the Etruscan phase, from the 9th to the I century B.C.

the lower floor of the museum is dedicated to the sensational results of the excavations of the necropolis of Pianacce, and have led to the discovery of a painted tomb of the second half of the IV century BC with unique scenes in Etruria. This is the tomb of the hellish quadriga, on the walls of which are portrayed the demon Charun that, driving his chariot, a quadriga formed by two lions and two grifi, abandons the Hades, two elegant departed to the banquet, a snake with three heads of exceptional size and from the vibrant colors and a Hippocampus on the pediment of the bottom above the imposing sarcophagus of alabaster Gray alabaster - imported from Volterra but worked locally - with the deceased lying on the lid, last residence of the owner of the tomb.

The tomb, can be visited only on Saturday on booking, is documented through its perfect reproduction in real scale realized with a technique which is unique in Italy within the museum where you will also find the corresponding kit ceramic.

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10.30-12.30 and 16-19.
April - October and Christmas: open every day except Monday.
November - March: open on holidays and days before holidays.

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Church of St. Martin in Foro
Church of St. Martin in Foro
The Church of St. Martin in Foro of the village of Sarteano Tuscany, stood in the main square of the village, opposite to the town hall.
Costa Vallepiatta, 1, Sarteano (SI)
0.10 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
Fortress of Sarteano
Fortress of Sarteano
The fortress of Sarteano, in Tuscany, is a building surrounded by a double circle of walls with the male square and round towers at the sides.
Via del Forte, 57, Sarteano (SI)
0.29 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
collegiate church of San Lorenzo
collegiate church of San Lorenzo
The collegiate church of San Lorenzo in Sarteano Tuscany dates back to the beginning of the XIII century.
Piazza S. Lorenzo, 1, Sarteano (SI)
0.30 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory
Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory
The Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory documents the various stages of human settlement in the territory that gravitates around Monte Cetona, starting from the Palaeolithic until the end of the Bronze Age.
Palazzo Comunale, Via Roma, 37 , Cetona (SI)
3.82 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church
the St. Andrew's Church is located in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, near Sarteano Tuscany.
Via di Mezzo, 2, località Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Sarteano (SI)
4.62 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
The Museum of the Cathedral and the Labyrinth of Porsenna
The Museum of the Cathedral and the Labyrinth of Porsenna
The name derives from the description of Plinius the Elder of the mausoleum of Porsenna, the legendary Tomb of the Etruscan king of the village of Chiusi, protected by a labyrinth.
Piazza Duomo, 2, Chiusi (SI)
7.00 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
Concattedrale of San Secondiano
Concattedrale of San Secondiano
The Concathedral of San Secondiano, in the village of Chiusi, is characterized for its isolated bell tower, below which lies a Roman swimming pool of the I century B.C.
Via Porsenna, 89, Chiusi (SI)
7.01 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
Chiusi National Archaeological Museum
Chiusi National Archaeological Museum
With the ticket of the Archaeological Museum of Chiusi you can also visit the tomb of the Lion, the tomb of the Pilgrim and, on booking, the tomb of the Monkey.
Via dei Longobardi, 291, Chiusi (SI)
7.05 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
Radicofani Fortress
Radicofani Fortress
The construction of Radicofani Castle, in Tuscany (IX century) is attributed to the Carolingian Empire.
Via della Città Fortificata, 10, Radicofani (SI)
13.11 Kilometers from Archaeological Museum of Sarteano

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