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Necropoli di Cerveteri

Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy
+39 06 994 0651
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Necropolis of the Banditaccia

The necropolis of the Banditaccia is an interesting site but unlike the necropolis of Tarquinia... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ron S
New York City, New York
Truly a City of the Dead

Absolutely impressive site, with the chance to walk through the ancient roads between the rock-cut... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Necropolis of Cerveteri A major centre of Etruscan civilisation that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the Necropolis stretches for more than two kilometres. This certainly makes it the most imposing in all Etruria and one of the most magnificent monuments of its kind anywhere in the Mediterranean basin. These monumental tombs are located inside tumuli, partly cut into the tufa rock and partly built over it. The purpose of theseedifices was to illustrate the desire of a handful of aristocratic families to make a statement about their wealth and to perpetuate a lifestyle of the highest quality also after death. This may explain the abundance of luxury goods found in these tombs, such as tableware made of precious metal, goldsmith’s work, illustrated vases, bronzes and pieces imported from Greece and the Near East, as well as weapons, belts, razors, buckles and jewellery. The interiors are eerily evocative, imitating the houses where their occupants spent their lives, with several rooms, shaped doors and windows, columns and pillars, beamed and coffered ceilings, furnishings, funerary beds and sometimes grave goods. It is also interesting to visit the tombs known locally as a dado(like dice), which describes how they line the streets of the necropolis in regular patterns, looking uncannily like a modern housing estate. Discover how the tombs come to life!
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“Necropolis of the Banditaccia”
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“Truly a City of the Dead”
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Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy
+39 06 994 0651
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The necropolis of the Banditaccia is an interesting site but unlike the necropolis of Tarquinia it's excavated extensively. Not just the paths to the burial chambers have been cleared but the entire tomb structures have been excavated so the site looks more like it did...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely impressive site, with the chance to walk through the ancient roads between the rock-cut Etruscan tombs, and tumuli. The sculpted detail in some tombs is just astounding. Great audiovisuals in some places, and very friendly and helpful site staff. Deserves to be far better...More

Thank Guze79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting historical site worth visiting. It is an easy drive from Rome and easy to find. Fascinating part of pre-Roma history.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit this World Heritage Site and really enjoyed the stay. There were a few electrical problems and had to watch the overview movie after we saw half the site, but it didn't take away from how interesting the Etruscan site...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This necropolis and the one in Tarquinia are among the greatest archeological discoveries in Italy. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This necropolis is just outside of Cerveteri and shares a combined ticket with the town's excellent museum. The necropolis is huge and complex...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

you can find a lot about this necropoli. But, don't look only at the numbers on their map. There is more... and there are more necropoli. Ask the office, they give you an email, so that's what I'm going to do do next time I'm...More

Thank ilse k
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Necropoli - city of the dead - as big and as old as you could imagine . Tombs are walk-in-visitable and touchable, so the experience is strong. Felt like Lara Croft all the way!

Thank Florci
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Beatiful and very green landscape near Roma city and also near the sea. Very good food especially cheese and meat. I visited the castle and the necropoli. The Romans were big big big commons.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

An amazing introduction to Etruscan burials--lots of all types. A number are open, and they have a good audio guide. Aside from the wonder of the tombs, there was just the sheer pleasure of a walk on a beautiful afternoon through this ancient, bizarre landscape....More

Thank TominZurich
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was our second stop for the day, and we quite enjoyed it, as there were no other tours there with us. We were able to enter many of the crypts. The map provided is very easy to follow and the audit effects are very...More

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Museo C, Responsabile reception at Necropoli di Cerveteri, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Good morning, We would like to thank you for your visit to the Necropolis of the Banditaccia Than at the Cerite National Museum. We are still waiting for you in Cerveteri, if you want to keep in touch with the various initiatives And news, you...More

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