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Necropoli di Tarquinia

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Address: Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
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+39 0766 856308
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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US$ 432.15*
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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
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Ancient burial grounds!!!

What an interesting place. There are many burial mounds and you can actually descent into a good half dozen of them. It is quite fascinating to think that the wall paintings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an interesting place. There are many burial mounds and you can actually descent into a good half dozen of them. It is quite fascinating to think that the wall paintings have lasted for so very long. I am so pleased that Italy takes restoration so seriously.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this site around 15 years ago and have wanted to return. I didn't expect to have a teenager in tow and he found them interesting too! There have been improvements to the paths around the site and addition of a small visitor centre with spotless toilets, and cafe. The tombs were as I remebered them. Fabulous. To think... More 

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Sleeuwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and intact burial sites. There are several tombs to be found here. All can be entered; only the last portion, the room itself, is blocked and only visible through a window. The walls are beautifully decorated with murals and paintings. There are about 20 tombs that can be visited. After a few you have seen enough - nonetheless... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

While the necropoli of Cerveteri is by far superior, this site is also very recommended for those interest in Etruscian history. Not as large as Cerveteri, this site comprises graves from the late period with remarkable paintings - this you do not see at Cerveteri. The location is a bit offside of the city, so better take the car. Parking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Spent some time visiting the Necropolis of Tarquinia that date back to the Etruscans. The museum nearby houses the relics and artifacts that were found in the tombs.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Plenty of small Necropoli to visit at this site. 25/30 different burial chambers to view all adorned with various frescos. Worth a couple of hours to learn about the history of the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

the artwork visible in the tombs is truly striking. The setup is such that you have to climb up and down stairs but the effort is worth it. The colours are still so vibrant after ore than two millennia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

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 your head) & switch on a light to see the ancient paintings which depict life in those days. There is a very pleasant cafe with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, is around 6x3 kilometres, there are nearly 6,000 burials, some dated 7th century BC. The area is divided into sections, this is the Calvario area, which is very compact with nineteen tombs open to the public. There are numerous steps down to the tombs and some have ramps. The tombs are viewed through a transparent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This site exceeded all my expectations. The artwork in the tombs was very similar to Pompei. The tombs are well preserved, but be prepared to walk down steep stairs in low light. Many times you have to search to find the light switch to turn on the lights in the tomb. Be sure to visit the museum after.

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