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Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerveteri

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See the ancient Etruscan burial sites at Necropoli della Banditaccia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a look inside nine unearthed burial mounds from the 6th century BCE, carved by hand out of volcanic tufa stone. Descend the narrow stone step passageways to step inside the mounds, which are built as replicas of the Etruscans’ own houses. Watch a film about Etruscan history projected on the inside of three tombs, which explains the construction and rituals of the tombs built for different sizes and classes of families. To visit Necropoli della Banditaccia and other attractions in Cerveteri, use our Cerveteri tourist route planner.
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  • This was the second part of an Etruscan day. We hadn't left enough time to do this place justice and would like to have had the time to do the audiovisual explanations. Instead we rushed around in the...  more »
  • The Etruscan Banditaccia necropolis (city of the dead) is now Cerveteri's main attraction, and worth visiting with your children or with friends. The multimedia experience is very well thought out, an...  more »
  • It was a really exciting walk. Strikingly beautiful, landscaped by staff and organized very well, with only 10 euros you can see footage and 3D models of what you'll find along the way, some graves one can hear the explanation in your own language and visit the Museum. If you have a few hours to spare I won't miss
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  • Astonishing experience! We heard at least one couple whistling the Indiana Jones theme song... apart from all the good historical and cultural reasons to visit this site, you should just do it to feel like an adventurer discovering an overgrown city of the dead constructed a few hundred years BC!
  • Veeery nice place to visit. I rent a scooter to go there from Rome and it was an amazing g day. If you have one extra day in Rome and have done the main attractions there, I totally recommend you go to the necropoli.
  • Simply an amazing place! Our 5-year-old was so enthusiastic that he was sorry that we had to leave after about three hours of wondering in the graves. The area is huge and, unfortunately, we didn't have time to visit everything.
  • Nice historic place Easy to get there and visit
  • This is really one of the most astonishing example of Etruscan funerary art. World-wide famous especially to conosseurs, it is unfortunately not as valued as it woud deserve. Nonetheless it can offer you very enjoyable moments especially when the time is mild, a nice walk and the surprise of peeping back into an ancient culture. The museum guides are incredibly prepared and you could listen to their stories from Etruscan world for hours. If you're heading there from Civitavecchia port and you're looking for transfers or better for advices on how avoiding getting scammed on transfer, I suuggest you to give a look to this community maintained, volunteer website filled with plenty of useful tourist information tips: www.civitavecchia.co.uk