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Necropoli di Tarquinia, Tarquinia

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Well maintained and well organized site. Ideal for lovers of antiquity. Around 40 minutes, about 1:00 and challenging but fatigue is soon rewarded by the beauty of the graves
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  • Pleasant and relaxing shame about some graves closed to report some Windows of the ports on which you look out to see the inside of the graves a bit grubby
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  • Painted Etruscan tombs - the history is written in Italian & English, fascinating - the tombs scatter the hillside, each with small 'hoods' made of brick to protect them. You can go inside each (watch...  read more »
  • 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 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.
  • Amazing how many graves there are in this necropolis and most of them are kept in very good condition and easily accessible. Obviously were stripped from pottery, jewelry and anything else was removed but at least the locals remained intact as well as the many frescoes. Indispensable a visit if you're in the area.
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  • Very nice site. An error in Google SEO has made us hesitate. The site is open every day and not just Monday.
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  • The necropolis is well maintained, through the audioguide you can make yourself an exhaustive tour.
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