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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, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Rome, Italy
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160 reviews 160 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you stay in Rome, please, spend one day in Tarquinia (by train from Rome and then a bus to downtown). The Necropoli is an unforgettable experience. Tarquinia is a Unesco World Heritage Site, with a necropolis of around 6000 tombs. Some tombs are decorated by frescoes, you can go up and down and you can appreciate some unique scenes,... More 

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Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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