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Necropolis of Tarquinia

Address: Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016 Tarquinia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0766 856308
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Tarquinia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Orleans
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The necropolis of Tarquinia is amazing . About a 200km from Rome and 5 km from the sea . The Etruscans ,one thinks, were from the Lydia area of the actual turkish mediterranean coast ,settling in Italy about 3000 years or more ago . Little is known from their langage ,organization or society. Most of the informations has been gathered... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Good value for the money, 6euro. You can see bones in the Due Tetti if you look way far to the left. There is a video with English subtitles in the Bartoccini which talks about the Knights Templar graffiti. Those were the two I found most interesting. Note- we pretty much had the place to ourselves, if it is crowded... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a World Heritage Site with 15-20 underground Etruscan tombs decorated with really beautiful painting. The tombs all date from the mid-5th to 3rd centuries BCE. The necropolis is on the edge of town but very easy to reach on foot. Alternatively, there is a free shuttle bus from Piazza Cavour that drops you about 400 metres from the... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is well worth a journey. The site covers a hilltop adjacent to modern Tarquinia and consists of a number of painted underground chambers, well explained in Italian and English. To cover the whole site requires around 90 minutes. Good bookshop and cafe onsite. Free entry on the 1st Sunday of the month and the visit can be combined with... More 

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Atlanta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Amazing history hard to believe we were seeing things so old and the history of living back in the Etruscan age

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Warnsveld, Gelderland, Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Impressing site. It will take 1 to 3 hours to visit all. Unfortuantely not all the tombes are open during our visit.

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London, On
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The museum located in the town and the quaintance of the town was a pleasant surprise. The museum and the tombs are a treasure to the history of the area that is not well known but definitely worth a trip to the Town of Tarquinia. With it's close proximity to the beach a stop over is worthy. Note quite a... More 

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Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Instead of heading off to Rome with the masses off our cruise we chose to see the crypts of Tarquinia and I am so happy we did. Our guide Michel, was very, very knowledgeable and made the experience very enjoyable; until our visit I had a completely incorrect understanding of the concept of a necropolis (city of the dead). The... More 

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Perth
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This really did leave us speechless the history and the artefacts is just truly amazing the restoration from the archaeological digs is something to see with artefacts dating back 3000 years . 8 Euro for both the museum and the acropolis dig site well worth it.

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Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a stretch for people with mobility issues as the stairways to the tombs are steep and the tombs spread out -- but wow those frescoes are incredible!!

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