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Necropolis of Tarquinia

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Address: Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016 Tarquinia, Italy
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The Necropolis of Tarquinia is about a 30 minute walk from the center of town. Friends and I spent about an hour or so exploring the tombs. One has to be careful using the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Nice to visit, however you need to have time to visit it. To get there you need walk or you can take a bus (very limited schedule). Tarquinia overall is pretty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The Necropolis of Tarquinia is about a 30 minute walk from the center of town. Friends and I spent about an hour or so exploring the tombs. One has to be careful using the steps to get down to see the tombs. It's dark but there's a button at the bottom to turn on the light to see inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is a unique experience. Walking down into the numerous tombs. The Etruscans were very advanced for the time period and a lot is still unknown about their origins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Make sure that you venture down into the tombs so that you can see how elegantly they were decorated. They are now behind plexiglass and seem to be climate controlled, but they could be ephemeral. Together with Cerveteri, Tarquinia makes up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a small sample of the tombs that have been discovered here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Some tombs were better preserved than others but they have done a lot to try and save what they can. it seemed the ones further away were in better shape. There was one which had a long walkway to get and when you finally got there the window was so full of condensation you could not see anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I love visiting old tombs and this was most amazing tombs l ever visited. Behind moisture protecting glass, you can see many wall paintings and tombs. It is worth visiting!!

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Barga, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

You must have seen at least one necropolis (ancient cimetery) with frescoed Etruscan tombs, and this one in Tarquinia is certainly one of the best, if not THE best.. Out of 6000 tombs, about 60 are excavated and about 20 are visitable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

UNESCO world heritage site since 2004. It's the largest Etruscan cemetery with many underground tombs beautifully painted. Very dump and sometimes crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Necropolis at Tarquinia is one of the largest and best preserved etruscan burial sites. The tombs are famous for their wall paintings. Currently only 5 or 6 (depending on weather) of the tombs are open for viewing. As the number of visitors increases and the damage to the frescoes incurred by flash bulbs and human CO2 in all probability... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Etruscans were a brilliant civilization. Thank goodness some of what they were is represented in the tomb art. Their DNA irrepressibly resurfaced during the Renaissance in Tuscany (Tuschia).

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