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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  • The cemetery is very well organized and could play a greater role in the event that this were expanded
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  • A burial ground only for the amount of tombs and the beauty of the frescoes in some of these. I will return to appreciate better the details.
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  • Beautiful tour the necropolis of Tarquinia ... Rich in history and beautiful to visit ... Easy to reach from the city centre on foot with only 15 minutes away! Council
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  • It was just OK. The museum in town was far more interesting.
  • Beautifully preserved tombs with information on each and lovely views of northern Lazio, the museum in the city also has a great collection of artifacts from said tombs.
  • This place is pretty cool. You don't get to actually go into the tombs, you have to just look in through the glass but it's still a cool way to get a literal window into the past. If you think this is cool you are definitely go visit the Etruscan necropolis of Banditaccia
  • Absolutely Fascinating, but beware to go when the sun is less strong. The tombs are typically at 100% humidity and going in and out of the them into hot sun will test anyone's health.
  • Lots of stairs but if you line the time depicted.... well worth it
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