(Source: Costa degli Etruschi Tourist Information Office)
The museum, located in the Castiglioncello headlands in a pine forest in the small town of Poggetto near Baia di Porticciolo, was built from 1912 to 1914 in the shape of a Hellenistic temple. It is in an important archeological area discovered in the first decade of the 20th century. Over 300 Etruscan and Roman tombs have been uncovered in the headlands which date back to the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 1st century BC. The funerary treasures are particularly sumptuous and confirm that the area was home to a vivacious economy with well developed productive and commercial sectors. The Quercetano inlet to the north and the Portovecchio inlet to the south guaranteed easy docking for ships to load and unload merchandise. The museum houses a selection of materials from the necropolises, among them a beautiful alabaster urn from the 2nd century BC that contained the ashes of Velia Cerinei, a high class Etruscan woman.
Via del Museo 8 - 57016 Castiglioncello
Tel: 0586 724288
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