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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  • A visit to the Necropoli of Monterozzi gives the possibility to see the typical one- or two- chamber burial tombs in their original location. There is the direct access to the chamber which is... 
    A visit to the Necropoli of Monterozzi gives the possibility to see the typical one- or two- chamber burial tombs in their original location. There is the direct access to the chamber which is...  more »
  • It would be useful to have it advertised somewhere that you can only pay by cash. Having walked from centre, I got refused entry because I only had a card. Wasted trip 
    It would be useful to have it advertised somewhere that you can only pay by cash. Having walked from centre, I got refused entry because I only had a card. Wasted trip  more »
  • There are 6,000 tombs of which you can enter some 40 all of which have painted murals. They are fascinating and well worth visiting. Only 6 euros to enter. 
    There are 6,000 tombs of which you can enter some 40 all of which have painted murals. They are fascinating and well worth visiting. Only 6 euros to enter.  more »
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  • It was worth it. One downside was quite a few of the tombs we're closed. We were still able to see a lot of them. It was sad to see a few had condensation, making it near impossible to see the tombs. Hopefully, in the near future they will be able to remedy that so the tombs are better preserved.
  • Beautiful Etruscan tombs on a beautiful hilltop. It was nice to come face-to-face with walls and paintings from 2000+ years ago. Well preserved.
  • Amazing Etruscan necropolis. Wonderful view and finely decorated tombs. Don't forget to visit the museum in town.
  • It's a wonderful place rich in Italian history! Bravo to the Tuscany's wisdom and architecture! It will live for years and years!...earn for years and years!...be enjoyed for years and years! Glory to God, the author of all creation πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
  • Historically this site is really amazing, giving insight into the mysterious Etruscans. In practice the 20+ tombs are underground so it’s hard to distance, and when we were there it was hot so many tombs (all behind glass) had so much condensation it was hard to see. Could be better maintained with ancient posters giving explanations that are very sun faded.

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