Remarkable Recovery of Stolen Jewelry from the Villa Giulia

News outlets in Rome reported on 14 April on the recovery of over 20 items stolen two years ago from the National Etruscan Museum at Rome’s Villa Giulia. These precious pieces total over three million euro in value and were originally part of the museum’s Castellani collection, which features predominantly 19th-century jewelry examples crafted from ancient Etruscan and Roman gold.

This recovery is in part thanks to Italy’s Cultural Heritage Protection Unit, whose diligent efforts over the past two years resulted in this return of these 23, of the original 27, jewelry pieces stolen in 2013. 

Further Reading: 

Dennis Greenan, “Cops Recover Stolen Villa Giulia jewelry” (

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Posted by Alexis Culotta 

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