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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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  • Beautiful day, with the virtual system and the availability of the Guide, we visited this archaeological site. all clean and nicely set up pity that some graves no sn can be great.
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  • Everything well organized and clean, in some mounds the digital guide has the voice of Piero Angela which is in itself a guarantee of professionalism and the feeling of living historical moments is lively and engaging.
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  • The place is very nice and being a park is also suitable for younger children not yet interested in history. The tombs are not painted but are well preserved. Very interesting and pleasant is the audioguide located inside 4 graves with the voice of Piero Angela. Recommend you see the movie at the food court and subsequent visits with the help 2 tombs where there is a very impressive video reconstruction. All this is included in your ticket. In fact we were also impressed by the organization. To see absolutely. A gem that makes us better know our cousins.
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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