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Necropoli di Tarquinia

Strada Provinciale 43, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
+39 0761 326127
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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
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Strada Provinciale 43, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A UNESCO World Heritage Site that was almost empty when we visited. Remarkable painted tombs 2,500 years old, some on a par with the Egyptian Valley of the Kings

Thank LondonTravellerplus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to visit several Etruscan sites while touring north of Rome, there are many and they are so varied. This site is noted for its underground burial tombs and it did not disappoint.

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2500 year old Etruscan tombs. It's amazing to actually see what to date I had only seen in my art history class. Haunting and beautiful...it gives a real glimpse of a major ancient culture.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I came for a day trip I work on the ships and I knew when qe docked in civitavecchia everyone would what into rome, I've done rome before so I decided to go.to the tombs. Wow! While everyone else was struggling through masses of tourists...More

Thank pixieduststar
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This collection of over twenty underground painted tombs from the height of the Etruscan civilization of the area 25 centuries ago is truly breathtaking. There is an excellent audio guide and signage is good. Some steps down are quite steep and noit suitable for those...More

Thank tmacquiban
Reviewed 6 August 2017

There is so much to see here! So many chambers to climb down. Some are highly decorated. You really need to read up on the Etruscans to fully understand what you are seeing. Tiny shop and basic refreshments only.

Thank Marco_the_Maltabus
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Really interesting archeological site. Approximately 20 underground tombs that can be visited, each with an individual entrance. Be prepared to deal with some steps (about 20 per tomb) in relatively humid conditions.

Thank Koen67
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is an open area where many burial tombs have been found. They are left in situ and they have entrances from above ground to glass windows where you can view the first chambers of each of the tombs. It's very interesting. Unfortunately being roughly...More

Thank Pharon L
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This Etruscan necropolis was built before the Romans existed, who in fact copied many things about Etruscans to adopted them into their own culture. The wall paintings are absolutely out of this world in detail and skill. The Tombs would have been filled with lavish...More

1  Thank fjane84
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We drove to Tarquinia for a day out & asked a local where the best Necroplis was & he pointed just down the road that we were on to Monterozzi . And he was right , one of the best historic places that i have...More

1  Thank Phil570
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settlinger
24 June 2017|
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Response from NoelPrendiville | Reviewed this property |
We took a taxi and arranged for the driver to collect us some hours later. You need to do this as there are no taxis in Tarquinia. On weekdays there is a regular bus service.
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Helen B
7 February 2017|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
Have not been to Ostia so cannot compare. We really did enjoy Tarquinia. They have self guided tours. It is quite extensive and there is a lot of going up and down stairs to see the individual graves. It sits on a hill top... More
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Hilarywears
31 March 2016|
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Response from rondi3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi: There are about seven of the best ones available for entry in the Necropoli del Calvario: Pulcella, Caccia, Caccia e Pesce, Giocolieri, Moretti, Baccanti, and Leopardi. A steep stairway takes you down to a Plexiglas... More
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