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Necropoli di Tarquinia

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Address: Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016 Tarquinia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0766 856308
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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
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Etruscan burial site

Plenty of small Necropoli to visit at this site. 25/30 different burial chambers to view all adorned with various frescos. Worth a couple of hours to learn about the history of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of small Necropoli to visit at this site. 25/30 different burial chambers to view all adorned with various frescos. Worth a couple of hours to learn about the history of the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the artwork visible in the tombs is truly striking. The setup is such that you have to climb up and down stairs but the effort is worth it. The colours are still so vibrant after ore than two millennia.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Painted Etruscan tombs - the history is written in Italian & English, fascinating - the tombs scatter the hillside, each with small 'hoods' made of brick to protect them. You can go inside each (watch your head) & switch on a light to see the ancient paintings which depict life in those days. There is a very pleasant cafe with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, is around 6x3 kilometres, there are nearly 6,000 burials, some dated 7th century BC. The area is divided into sections, this is the Calvario area, which is very compact with nineteen tombs open to the public. There are numerous steps down to the tombs and some have ramps. The tombs are viewed through a transparent... More 

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This site exceeded all my expectations. The artwork in the tombs was very similar to Pompei. The tombs are well preserved, but be prepared to walk down steep stairs in low light. Many times you have to search to find the light switch to turn on the lights in the tomb. Be sure to visit the museum after.

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an amazing site. Acres of Etruscan burial sites. Like the Egyptians, they dug down into the earth and built chambers that were highly decorated and appointed with treasures for the departed. There are a lot of stairs to climb and descend so this is not a site for people with mobility problems, although there is a lot to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This museum in really beatiful with all the information you need in clear panels, clean and interesting. The tombs are really amazing and colorful, close together and it is easy to get in and off with stairs. Every tomb has its explanation on a clearly panel. There are tables and chairs if you need to take a rest or for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

“Burial sites of the ancient Etruscans” Da vedere molto interessante faceva molto caldo but the burial was nice and cool

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We are, unabashedly, geeks and this was high on our bucket list of sites after having visited Villa Julia last time we were in Rome. We were able to get out there on public transportation from Rome, visit the wonderful archaeology museum in Tarquinia and walk the km out to the site with no problems and were richly rewarded for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The ancient tombs have been preserved by the building of protective structures above. The sarcophaga have been removed to the Tarquinia museum but the tombs and their paintings have largely been preserved. This civilization rivals the ancient Egyptian civilization - quite remarkable.

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