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in the Etruscan tombs around Chiusi, such as vases (including some
curious polychrome urns), dishes, bronzes, mirrors, sarcophagi, and
especially cinerary urns, chiefly of terracotta, with a few of ala¬
baster and travertine. The custodian also keeps the key of the
Tomba della Scimmia (see
below; adm. with attend-
ant 2 fr.), which belongs
to the town.
The Cathedral of Santa
Mustiola (lOth cent.; re¬
cently restored and painted)
is a basilica consisting al¬
most entirely of fragments
of ancient buildings, with
eighteen columns of unequal
thickness. In the left aisle is
the tomb of St. Mustiola. The
sacristy contains a mass-
book illuminated with ad-
mirable miniatures of the
15th cent., chiefly by artists
of the Sienese school. The
walls of the arcades in the
cathedral-square bear numer¬
ous Etruscan and Roman
The *Etruscan Tombs,
situated in isolated hills at
some distance from the town, are the great attraction of Chiusi. They
are distinguished by numbers (1-5) on the above map. The paths
to the tombs are very muddy in wet weather. If time is short
only the first two should be visited (ca. 2 hrs. there and back; carr.
from the station 5 fr.); viz. the Tomba della Paccianese or
del Granduca (No. 2), on the N.E., near the Siena railway (1 hr. ;
private property, fee xj2 fr.), and (20 min. to the S.W.) the Tomba
della Scimmia (No. 1 ; key, see above), the most important of ali,
with paintings representing gladiatorial combats. The dilapidated
Tomba del Poggio Gaietta (No, 3), which was formerly supposed,
on account of its labyrinthine passages and chambers, to be the
Mausoleum of Porsenna described by Pliny and Varrò, is 3 M. te
the N.N.W. The Tomba del Colle Casuccini (No. 4) lies to tho
N.E. and the Tomba di Vigna Grande (No. 5) to the S.
Near Santa Caterina, on the way to the station, are small cata¬
combs of the early-Christian period, and near them a Roman tomb.
A diligence plies between the Chiusi rail. station and (4V2 M. to the S.E.)
Città della Pieve (see below) in l8/4 hr. ; fare IVa fr- (carr. there and back 5 fr.).