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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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  • Since the Administration has given importance to tourism has become a great place to visit. Cleaning. Organization.
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  • In a place as special as the Banditaccia necropolis there I came here as a teenager with my classmates and I still remember ... for the feelings of mystery that penetrated into me from that place that I saw how dark and disturbing. Men's Ritornandoci more than adult, I rather enjoyed as this archaeological site has been preserved (or almost) while allowing them to use in a very free and almost without a vigilant control. In fact the control is there but is very discreet and there are guards keeping watch, in part because there are objects to be removed from the graves that are to be appreciated for the history they give off. Great advice: If you go to the necropolis and spend 8 euros for entry spendetene well as other 7 to make you follow by a guide who, at least for a couple of hours you will understand what this site says with its great history. The guides are all professional and authorized by the Superintendent, so there are no "improvisers" surcharge. See 10 graves alone and stay with dozens of "boh? I don't know! who knows? "in the lead, I would make the visit unproductive: but if you make the path and see only 5 tombs but that are adequately explained in their unique style and history ... then your trip within the Etruscan world. will be worth the amount you spend. And when you're gone ... already you will be longing to return. to walk among those graves that there seem lugubri...ma just a clear historical reminder of what was Etruscan life when Rome was still a small family reunion.
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  • Very large necropolis, there is a lot of walking and to visit and so worth it. Some of the graves can be visited are interactive, the entrance provides a remote control to unmute when joining one of these. Pity that in a couple of graves reported the audio wasn't working ... but okay, award the same good organization and the magic of 3D that takes us back to hundreds of years to experience the atmosphere, the Customs and traditions of the Etruscans.
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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