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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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Numerous Etruscan Burial Mounds

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

These tombs give an insight into the lives of this vanished people. It is quite a large site with a large number of tombs to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A fascinating look at the Etruscan necropolis just outside of Tarquinia. The outdoor museum is humble and a bit run down, yet is well run, and is just about to open some new improvements around the site. There are a few tombs that are off-limits, but the 18 or so that can be entered give you a good sense of... More 

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Tarquinia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When I visited the Necropolis I was astounded. Despite looking at decorations almost 3,000 years old, some of them looked so vivid and modern. Girls and men are painted in very natural and lively poses, colors are still vibrant and, despite being the chambers empty (many artifacts are in the Museum), you can imagine the richness and magnificence of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The enigmatic Etruscans have always fascinated me, and here is one of their major sites, with about 18 tombs accessible to the public. Of course, the entrances are barred, but one can see inside. The tombs are colourfully painted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

this is a very wonderful site located just outside of the city of Tarquinia. There are approx. 18 tombs which are opened to the public and each one of them is painted and the paintings are still, for the most part intact.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very interesting archaeological site to get a view of one of the most ancient populations living in Italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My Italian friend recommended we visit the tombs in Tarquinia as many tourists miss this treasure. It is totally worth the train ride from Rome to visit this lovely city as well as the ruins and museum in the center of town. The tombs are very unusual - the Etruscans dug them quite deep and visitors must climb down and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Readers of my travel notes would be cognisant of my passion for sacred sites and Tarquinia is definitely up there on my radar. Set in a wild landscape rich in beauty and ancient history is a recipe of strong magnetic attraction to my femme & i. Over centuries its been a centre for art, a controlling agent over the fords... More 

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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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Address: Address: Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016 Tarquinia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0766 856308
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Viterbo  >  Tarquinia
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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