Using the same entrance ticket as the Roman Amphitheatre, you can visit the most important Archaeological Museum in Arezzo, named after Gaius Cilnio Mecenate.
The museum is spread over 26 rooms, each of which houses artefacts such as coins, kraters, a reproduction of the famous Chimera of Arezzo (the original is kept in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence), jewels and many works that are linked to LGBTQ+ stories and myths. In the third room of the museum, for example, you can admire the wonderful Amazon Krater of Euphronios, probably the most famous Athenian ceramics artist and potter. The Attic red-figure krater represents the struggle between Hercules and the Amazons, the mythological people made up of warrior women who have become lesbian icons.
To continue the visit, we recommend you go in search of the works representing Hercules (the bronze statue of Etruscan origin is not to be missed) and reflect on his love stories with the young squire Ila, and his companion in adventure, Iolao.