Museo Civico Archeologico di Chianciano Terme

The Civic Archeological Museum of Chianciano Terme

The Archaeological Civic Museum of Chianciano Terme Waters, housed in a former nineteenth-century barn in the heart of the historic center, collects precious archaeological finds found in the municipal territory and can boast the most important collection in the world of Etruscan Canopi, or Cinerari vases in Human shape.

The route of the Archaeological Civic Museum of Chianciano is spread over four floors and is organized for thematic sections that illustrate all aspects of life and death of the Etruscan people, through splendid finds, suggestive reconstructions, descriptions, images and short videos.

The exhibition opens with some reconstructions of burials and exposures of tombstones, including pottery in buchero and bronze, figured ceramics and amphorae, datable between the VI and the fifth century a. C., era of maximum development for the city.

Very rich is the collection of canopis from excavations in the vast necropolis of Tolle, destined to preserve the ashes of eminent characters. These cineraries almost seem to wait for the visitor in the evocative underground corridor: these are men and women depicted in the physical appearance destroyed forever in the funeral stake that, challenging the eternal law of time, reveal and tell each other their expressive power.


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Viale Dante, 80
53042 Chianciano Terme


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