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Necropoli di Tarquinia, Tarquinia
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, Necropoli di Tarquinia is made up of over 6,000 Etruscan graves, some of which date back as far as the 7th century BCE. Visit the many gravesites scattered around the hillside, and take the stairs down into each burial chamber, where you can press a button to illuminate the space. Most artifacts have been pilfered, or removed to museums, but what remains is still impressive. The walls of these chambers are filled with colorful frescoes that depict the daily life of the Etruscans, and shed light on some of their ideas about the afterlife. Pay a visit to the nearby archeological museum to learn more about the Etruscans and see artifacts from their time. Add Necropoli di Tarquinia and other attractions to your Tarquinia trip itinerary using our Tarquinia vacation trip planner.
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  • I didn't think it was so impressive this necropolis but I changed my mind. Fascinating painted tombs worth visiting. The only drawback the souvenirs cost a bang!!
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  • Etruscan necropolis with very interesting to watch. Graves is from 800-500 's BC and many have interesting and beautiful murals.
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  • 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 millenni...  more »
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  • The Monterozzi hill is covered by mounds dug into the soft rock. Down there, chamber graves preserve the most amazing frescoes from antiquity. Commissioned by Etruscan noblemen, they were painted by Greek artists.
  • Very interesting worth stopping by.
  • A really fascinating look at the Etruscan race, of which we know so little. There are about 16 tombs that you can get into and see and each has its own distinct frescoes inside. It probably takes about an hour to see them all. They are each stunning in their own way, though. There are a lot of stairs to climb down and up for each tomb so it wouldn't be suitable for someone with mobility issues.
  • Wonderful historical place. Too bad that some tombes are not open. However the tombs that are open give you a very good impression of the Etruscians
  • A unique necropolis, with richly decorated tombs, a liveliness representative only. For lovers of the Etruscans and of antiquity in General is a place not to be missed. I hope you will be able to enlarge the area of the graves can be visited.
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