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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  • Very different from the Etruscan necropoli at Cerveteri, but just as interesting. The landscape is remarkable, as is entering the various tombs. Many have well-preserved frescoes, but some are hard...  more »
  • We visited the necropolis in January, and enjoyed it a lot. We never had the opportunity to look at Etruscan art before, and we were very impressed by the discovery. Each tomb has been kept as close.....  more »
  • It is easy to focus on just Rome when in Italy, but if you have time a trip to this area is wonderful. You will see olive groves being worked as they have for centuries and beautiful countryside. The....  more »
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  • Nicely conserved and cheap. If you go with kids or teens bellow 18 its free for them. To access the tomb you must use stairs. I would recommend reading the description before going down the stairs and not visit every single one. I recommend it!
  • A truly wonderful site and even on a very hot day lots of shady places to sit. The painted tombs are incredibly powerful when one considers their historical significance. If you are anywhere near this wonderful place do visit.
  • Excellent collection of Etruscan tombs. Well preserved and well presented. However, it's tough going in the midday sun so an early morning visit is probably better in summer. It would be nice to see the paintings "restored" as a comparison to the originals - it's difficult to make out all the detail in the damaged originals. The 3d scan project looks very useful.
  • Fantastic collection of Etruscan tombs. Lots of stairs and it was near 40 degrees when I was there. A definite for any readers of David Hewson as this is the location of the Blue Demon of the book.
  • The tomb art is quite impressive. I always was suspicious of the Etruscans and their art, but I came away impressed.
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