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Necropoli di Tarquinia

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Address: Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016 Tarquinia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0766 856308
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
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This site exceeded all my expectations. The artwork in the tombs was very similar to Pompei. The tombs are well preserved, but be prepared to walk down steep stairs in low... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John G
Lincoln, California
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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site exceeded all my expectations. The artwork in the tombs was very similar to Pompei. The tombs are well preserved, but be prepared to walk down steep stairs in low light. Many times you have to search to find the light switch to turn on the lights in the tomb. Be sure to visit the museum after.

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing site. Acres of Etruscan burial sites. Like the Egyptians, they dug down into the earth and built chambers that were highly decorated and appointed with treasures for the departed. There are a lot of stairs to climb and descend so this is not a site for people with mobility problems, although there is a lot to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum in really beatiful with all the information you need in clear panels, clean and interesting. The tombs are really amazing and colorful, close together and it is easy to get in and off with stairs. Every tomb has its explanation on a clearly panel. There are tables and chairs if you need to take a rest or for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 July 30, 2016

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 July 29, 2016

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 July 26, 2016

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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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