The Civic Museum The underground city
With the suggestive itineraries of its three sections ("The Labyrinth", "Productive activities", "Epigraphic"), the Civic Museum "The Underground City" of Chiusi enriches the panorama of the complex archaeological, historical-artistic and geographical reality of the city that it already offers the visitor important exhibition spaces (National Archaeological Museum and the Cathedral Museum) and monumental Etruscan tombs.
The visit of the Civic Museum of Chiusi, therefore, starts from the Palazzo delle Logge where the "Labyrinth" section is set up which documents, through panels, interactive objects, photos and a large model, the myth of the Etruscan king Porsenna, whose mausoleum would be guarded in the heart of a labyrinth dug just below the city. Leaving the section dedicated to the labyrinth, then, you reach via Baldetti where you can visit the "Production Activities" and "Epigraphic" sections.
The first documents the development of the local economy, a real journey through time and the traditions of the Chiusi area. In the itinerary, agricultural equipment from the 19th and 20th centuries is exhibited, while the underground rooms house kitchen and table ceramics (1st century AD) and a sampling of Etruscan and Roman transport amphorae. These prepare for the visit of an environment in which an Etruscan banquet is reproduced in two-dimensional shapes as we find it depicted in the frescoes of the Tomba del Colle di Chiusi.