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Necropolis of Tarquinia

SP43, Tarquinia, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Tarquinia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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London, On
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Lakeland, Florida
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78 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

a LONG walk from TI or cathedral. bus will take you very close, ask at TI. tombs are interesting, good english explanations. need to remember how old these are, so painting in less than perfect condition. great site if sunny day. getting back to town can be difficult, there was a free shuttle, but finding bus stop and waiting requires... More

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Naples, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
56 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Nestled in the fields of giant wild fennel (like something from Woody Allen's Bananas), the Necropolis is an amazing education on the differing views of death and life from the optimistic Greeks, to the Etruscans, and then on to the more hellish Roman views. The earlier graves depict a celebration of life and life after "death" under party tents. The... More

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asheville, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Quaint town in beautiful country. Tour bus let us off just a short walk from the tombs. A nice path takes you from tomb to tombs some are not accessible. Steep steps take you down to viewing area. Beautiful frescos on the tomb walls and ceilings. Nice gift shop with bathrooms as well as a snack stand is on premises.

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Cedar City, Utah
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A visit to the Necropolis is a MUST. You will not believe your eyes when you see the beauty and detail of the paintings in the tombs. What makes them more remarkable is to realize they date back to the 4th and 5th century B.C.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

These tombs are off the beaten track for foreign tourists but is definitely worth the effort of visiting, but don't bother if you have problems with steps, all you would see are the humps on the ground and block built sheds. Each of the open tombs has an block built entrance with a board providing a description of the contents... More

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Oakland, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We found the Necropolis to be a very interesting place and were very glad we had taken the time to come here. We liked the way you could climb down into tomb level and look in at them through protective glass. We started with a visit to the museum, which sets the scene for this site.

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