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Necropoli di 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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“Burial sites of the ancient Etruscans” Da vedere molto interessante faceva molto caldo but the burial was nice and cool

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

“Burial sites of the ancient Etruscans” Da vedere molto interessante faceva molto caldo but the burial was nice and cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are, unabashedly, geeks and this was high on our bucket list of sites after having visited Villa Julia last time we were in Rome. We were able to get out there on public transportation from Rome, visit the wonderful archaeology museum in Tarquinia and walk the km out to the site with no problems and were richly rewarded for... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ancient tombs have been preserved by the building of protective structures above. The sarcophaga have been removed to the Tarquinia museum but the tombs and their paintings have largely been preserved. This civilization rivals the ancient Egyptian civilization - quite remarkable.

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is about two miles of rough but basically flat terrain, sandy with a few olive trees. Archaeological work is on-going and I think about 20 of the Etruscan tombs are now open for public view. Each has a sheltered, above ground entrance followed by a steep stairway. You view the tomb paintings through a glass window, illuminating the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A UNESCO world heritage site which was really not very visited it seems. The underground burial chambers are viewed by climbing down steep stairs (handrails and lighting provided.) One can see the remains of the painting and take photos through glass. There are buttons to press to illuminate each chamber. Signs outside have English information about the excavations. When we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Really hot day, so additional water and hat necessary for those less blessed with tolerance of the sun! It is also very humid in the stairwells for some of the tombs so although there is some shade, there is little respite from the heat. Time it right and it will be perfect though! The tombs range from small relatively unimposing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

What impressed me in these tombs was the pictures on the walls representing the deceased's scenes of life speaking of afterlife and in some an invitation to enjoy it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

If you read the stories of the tombs it was very interesting. Sadly on a very hot day the walking tracks between each tomb were almost unbearable. Suggest that the area is upgraded with shade trees along the walking tracks and general beautification. This was certainly made out to be better than it was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary, fascinating, captivating one-of-a-kind conservation site, allowing excellent access to some 10% of the 200 painted tombs that have been identified (out of the total of 6,000 tombs, mostly unpainted). Offers a superb insight into Etruscan life/arts, as the first stage of Italy's extraordinary artistic journey. Must be seen with the contents of the tombs (and other things) on display... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I visited the painted tombs and was blown away by the details that are still left in some of the tombs after nearly 5000 years ! A must do and little known area this is ,Tarquinia pre dates Roma by a little bit and the first King of Roma came from here Stay at Nonas which is listed in Airbnb... More 

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