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Necropolis of Tarquinia

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Address: Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016 Tarquinia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0766 856308
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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
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Well preserved beautiful funerary wall paintings

Very well preserved underground tombs with Etruscan/Greek wall paintings, some better preserved than others, all giving an insight into ancient customs. An otherworldly experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very well preserved underground tombs with Etruscan/Greek wall paintings, some better preserved than others, all giving an insight into ancient customs. An otherworldly experience worth the detour.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Etruscan civilization began in Tarquinia. And a great way to explore Tarquinia is to visit the tombs or the necropolises. It is also a good way to avoid the afternoon sun. Famous tombs are: Hunt and Fishing, The Tomb of the Hunter, Tomb of the Jugglers and Tomb of the Baron of the Leopards. The simple paintings of animals and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great archeological site that shows how the tombs of the Etruscans were made over the years. I visited the nercropolis before the museum (one ticket for both) and it took me about 2-3 hours for both visits. Audio guides are available in many different languages and the good thing about them is the fact that you have the option of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The tombs are bereft of any of the original artefacts, not even a pot remains. I was told this is for safety reasons, however they could add in a replica for effect On top of this you only get to view the tombs through a glass door,in some cases it only offers a partial view of the tomb,especially if there's... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Amazing what they have found in this area. Great for kids in high school learning about the classics and history.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Small peaceful town about an hour from Rome that overlooks the sea and hills. The necropolis was very interesting an one can see why it is a UNESCO site. For this particular attraction hiring a tour guide is important unless you naturally know a lot about the Etruscans.

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ann arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have shifted my interests over the years from the big sites that everyone goes to see to those that are unique in some way and not overly crowded. Often, UNESCO world heritage sites fit this bill. Certainly, Tarquinia was worth the drive as one sees the windswept landscape where the tombs are found and then has an experience somewhere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were on the MSC Divina and stopped at Civitavecchia (June 6). Instead of going into Rome (a bit of a hike), we decided to go by bus to Tarquinia to visit the Necropolis, the Museum and the town. This is a reasonably doable half a day or so trip as Tarquinia is only 30 minutes or so by bus,... More 

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South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Etruscan art is quite outstanding, but after going down the steps of more than half a dozen of the chambers, they did lose a bit of their appeal. Perhaps if we'd been a bit more knowlegable of Etruscan times the tombs would have held more interest, but we found the medieval town of far greater interest

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Necropolis wasn't easy to find, but was worth the effort. A large number of tombs were open for inspection, many with good quality frescoes still to be seen, although it wasn't easy to get good photos as they were behind old and dirty glass.

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