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. Plan to visit Necropoli di Tarquinia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tarquinia attractions using our Tarquinia trip planner .
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  • Beautiful 22 graves with original frescoes kinda tiring but good things you guadagnarsele!!!
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  • Finally got the chance for a disabled adult with bodywork by descending into a true Etruscan tomb!!! Besides the beauty of the place and the many graves to see and admire, we had the opportunity to visit the necropolis with a guided tour of the Ministry of culture! Reception staff were friendly and helpful but who arranged this not aha maybe thought the stream of visitors: the visit was organized better due mainly to take advantage of several graves. However necropolis to visit, with and without children but with water and hat, infinite beauty to a place forever.
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  • Location: 10/10 menu: 9/10 (Grandma's sandwiches are always good) service: slow almost dead account: 8/10 definitely accessible personal note: otherwise a beautiful place to visit suitable for families
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  • Fantastic site especially if you are interested in etruscan art. Needs a couple of hours to digest properly. Strongly recommend to see the museum first.
  • The guide is well trained and knows what she has to do. But the archeological site isn't organized and equipped as I was expecting it to be : no parking lot for car holders; no multilingual speaking clerk for tourists from non-italian speaking countries.
  • 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.
  • Definitely a must see when visiting Tarquinia
  • 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.

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