Necropoli di Tarquinia
Necropoli di Tarquinia
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My husband and I travelled to Tarquinia especially for this visit. Visiting the Necropoli is a fabulous opportunity to experience history first-hand. I had read about the Etruscans and this visit helped me more fully appreciate their art and culture. It would be best to have some understanding of the funerary customs before the visit. While I had done considerable research prior to the visit, I still wished we had booked a guide to more fully benefit from this once in. lifetime experience. Also we talked with an archeologist on site and he shared valuable information with us.
Written 1 March 2024
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Victoria L
Kansas City, MO329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This was so much more impressive in person than on paper. It is a UNESCO world heritage site sitting on a hill top with a 360 degree view of valleys and the Mediterranean holding 200 Etruscan necropolis of which sixty are open for viewing . They are remarkable for the frescoes on the walls , banqueting scenes, hunting tents and scrollwork. Some of the painted decor would be at home in houses today. It was a great introduction to the Etruscan culture and how the Romans built on it( you can see portions of the Roman aqua duct as you drive in. They have a place where you can picnic , clean bathrooms and your ticket is good for the museum in town as well.
Written 22 June 2023
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited it in one day, together with the Cerveteri Necropolis. In contrast, in Tarquinia, drawings are preserved in the tombs, but because of this, access is through glass and the drawings are visible from a distance. Nevertheless, the site is remarkable and one can see art that is more than 2000 years old.
Written 8 April 2024
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,053 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The Tarquinian necropolis offers a clear view of how the Etruscans imagined Heaven would be like. Crawling down stairs you get into burials chambers of over 2500 years old. The drawings look Greek and Roman at the same time and are breathtaking..
Written 16 May 2021
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BelleCo
CO60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
For those fascinated by Etruscan history, the tombs and their paintings are definitely worthwhile. Surprisingly well preserved. Worth the visit for the surrounding landscape and tremendous sense of place.
Written 2 January 2012
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tenby50
Coolum Beach, Australia203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Couples
We had visited Rome before so decided to go to Tarquinia for the day. To get to Tarquinia you travel by local bus, about 5 euros each way. I will endeavour to advise you how to get there as some of the trip advisor reviews are a bit vague. From the cruise line there will be buses to drop you off just outside the cruise terminal where you will see a fort (brick wall behind you as you get off the bus), go back into the terminal area and you will see demountable offices and one will sell you tickets for the bus. I say this as we tried to buy tickets on the bus but it was very difficult as the driver didn't speak english. Once you have your ticket go back out of the terminal and across the road you will see a glass building, just on the side of this glass building is some wooden stairs, very large so you won't miss it but you have to go to the side of the glass building first. Once up the stairs take a right turn and you will see a bus stop, just wait for the Tarquinia bus. It is about 25 mins to Tarquinia. When you are dropped off it will be right outside the Tourist Information. Get some info from there. We visited the Tombs (which is about a 20 minute walk out of town) but well worth it. When you get there ask for the two ticket price that will get you into the museum back in town. It is also well worth a visit. Just walking around the town was fantastic, hardly any tourists and the townspeople are so friendly. Catching the bus back is easy as you catch it where it dropped you off, just make sure you get on the bus that goes back to Civitavecchia. Hope this helps.
Written 18 October 2012
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L77346
Houston, TX137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
The Etruscan necropoli in Tarquinia is an interesting UNESCO World Heritage Site that provides a unique insight into the Etruscan view of the after life. This archeological site contains an array of tombs constructed by the Etruscan inhabitants of this area more than 2,000 years ago. There are steps leading down to the various burial chambers. At the bottom of the steps there is a button that you push to turn on the lights to illuminate the burial chamber and the painted walls. By the entrance to each tomb there is a sign in English that describes what you will see in the tomb. Also in Tarquinia is the National Museum of Archeology which houses numerous Etruscan artifacts and restored paintings from some of the tombs. I'm not an archeology fanatic, but I found the site to be interesting. If you're into archeology, you would probably find the site fascinating. The combination ticket for the necropoli and the museum was 8 Euros. In addition, the city of Tarquinia is very scenic and charming. I went to this site because I was on a cruise that stopped at Civitavecchia and I was looking for something to see other than Rome. The bus from Civitavecchia to Tarquinia was 2 Euros each way.
Written 3 November 2011
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snichols
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
A passionate guide picked us up at cruise terminal and gave a personal tour of his City of Tarquinia. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Tours of churches, city walls, lunch and roundtrip transportation. The museum of Etruscan artifacts was superb and the viewing of the 22 Etruscan tombs complete with painted walls was an experience. Andrea Trincanato (myloveitaly.com) was the best of the best guides. He lives in the city and can speak first hand of the area. He took us to a local artist, Totino Michele, where we purchased reproduction Etruscan art made in the old methods. This is the best tour I have ever taken.
Written 13 January 2019
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BTS1972
Munich, Germany3,538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
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 is available.
Written 13 January 2017
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viclapp
Frankfort, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011 • Friends
This is a wonderful place for anyone interested in ancient cultures. Tarquinia, a city an hour north of Rome is the seat of the ancient Etruscan civilization and the Necropolis and the Etruscan Museum are just incredible and full of remnants of that ancient civilization. The Etruscan Necropolis is on a hill outside of the current city of Tarquinia. Scattered throughout a large expanse of land overlooking a vast view of surrounding countryside, several ancient Etruscan graves are open for viewing. You enter a small shed, descend a flight of stairs and push a button which lights up the grave. The graves are empty (objects are in the museum or have been pilfered) except for the walls, which are filled with an array of various frescos in color. They depict ancient scenes of Etruscan daily life and are fascinating to view. There are also stone funery urns from the Iron Age which are impressive. There is a small gift shop where you can purchase reproductions of Etruscan art.
Written 8 November 2011
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