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Necropolis of Tarquinia

Via della Necropoli, Tarquinia, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Tarquinia
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Cedar City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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Cairns, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

not part of the usual tourist trail, this place is quite amazing, beautiful underground graves with amazing murals, its beautifully keep and you are able to get a lot info about it

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Seattle, Washington
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Little tips you might find helpful on your visit: 1. Each tomb has a little shack over the entrance. Immediately adjacent there is a board showing a photo of the interior of the tomb and additional information. (more on using this later) 2. Upon entering the shack, you might find the light are out. There is a switch on the... More

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Merced, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Tombs from 300-500 B.C. (I think) that you can peek into through glass windows. Some are very well preserved and have cool paintings on the walls.

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Varese, Italy
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41 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

These tombs were mostly opened in the 60's (some of them from the 1800's) but since centuries ago, their presence were known because of the housed tumuli (look at the 1800's sketch) now some of those tumuli (mounds) are still visible in some areas but most of them disappeared because of the agricultural land leveling works... As everybody had written,... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Interesting place, definitely worth a trip. The tombs have a lot of history, and i enjoyed the visit. You cannot actually enter the actual tombs there is glass barriers in the way. Apparently people where writing on the walls of the tombs.

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Ottawa, ON
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The town of Tarquinia is about 20 km north of the port of Civitavecchia . We obtained bus tickets from a little ladies shop just to the south of the port exit. The tickets were EU5 each for a round trip. The bus runs about every one and a half hours so check the schedule especially for the return if... More

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Uzes, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had been recommended to visit by a friend as we had a day to spare after a tour of Renaissance gardens in the Viterbo region. We were hugely surprised by the tombs, which had been discovered relatively recently. The quality of the painting and the colours , much used during the Renaissance period, were a revelation. There were interesting... More

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