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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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  • The archeological site is well preserved in the complex and many parts are open to the public. The visit is very attractive, enriched with audio and video speeches given by Piero Angela and available in different languages. The staff were so helpful and kind. The place has a large car park and Café. Recommended visit for adults and children. As negative points unfortunately it must be said that some graves not visitable are flooded and about 4 graves where there was an intervention video, the Guide has shown only 2, sin. Still worth 5 stars just for the beauty of the place.
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  • UNESCO World Heritage site where you can enjoy the charm of the imposing Etruscan ruins without having to jostle with hundreds of people. Take a walk outside the fence of the site you will find other remains interesting and suggestive as the short walks of the underworld.
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  • You cannot really miss this if you are around Rome, a site of great beauty and history (quite hard to find but definitely worth it, unique!!) 
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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