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Necropoli di Tarquinia

Strada Provinciale 43, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
+39 0761 326127
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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
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Strada Provinciale 43, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
+39 0761 326127
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

The necropolis of Tarquinia is THE key site for Etruscan tomb paintings. Off the usual tourist trail, but undoubtedly one of Italy's greatest treasures. Highly recommended. (One practical note, though: plenty of stairs to go down and up visiting the tombs ...)

Thank Guze79
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We visited the Etruscan necropolis open to the public as you approach Tarquinia from the south east, parking for free in the shade of the trees on the side of the main road (SP43 Via Ripagretta) nearby. Entry was €6 each (cash only) with an...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Well worth a visit, parking on the road...hot on a hot day and quite humid. The steps can be steep and take care with the last step as can be higher, or lower, than you expect. Worth checking them all out, they are not that...More

Thank Ferretgirl42
Reviewed May 29, 2017

This is just outside of Tarquinia. Most tourists not know much or anything about the Etruscans, who had an advanced civilization about 800 years before the Romans. They left lavishly painted and decorated tombs in areas called necropoli. The tombs are still there and are...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed May 25, 2017

You can't believe it until you see it. After you see this, you will have to rethink the world - we are just one more civilization in what has been many advanced civilizations populating the Earth for millennia.

Thank jackncindy
Reviewed May 18, 2017

I am fascinated with the Etruscan culture so this was a thrilling sight. While there are about 6000 tombs at the necropoli, just a small percent are elaborately decorated and of these, even fewer are open on a rotating basis. As others have mentioned, it...More

Thank SelbyDale
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

First - the view northward from the top of the site across the rolling countryside is just stunning. The 'tombs' themselves are really worth seeing - some are more decorative than others but see as many as you can. You do need to go down...More

Thank NoelPrendiville
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

This archeological park is an absolute world collection and I believe is recognised as such by UNESCO. The 65 tombs are not all opened at anyone time but what we saw was breath taking. The park is about a kilometre out of town along the...More

Thank Trevlyn G
Reviewed March 30, 2017

On 26 March I had the opportunity, for the day of the FAI (Italian Environment Fund) to visit the Etruscan tombs being restored does not open for tours. The tombs according to the Etruscan tradition was built on two levels, down went the sarcophagi of...More

Thank iperspazio
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

This place is truly amazing, it's hard for elderly, lots of stairs and walking. It's incredible what those cambers hold. It's a must to see.

Thank Liliana B
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Response from NoelPrendiville | Reviewed this property |
We took a taxi and arranged for the driver to collect us some hours later. You need to do this as there are no taxis in Tarquinia. On weekdays there is a regular bus service.
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February 7, 2017|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
Have not been to Ostia so cannot compare. We really did enjoy Tarquinia. They have self guided tours. It is quite extensive and there is a lot of going up and down stairs to see the individual graves. It sits on a hill top... More
March 31, 2016|
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Response from rondi3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi: There are about seven of the best ones available for entry in the Necropoli del Calvario: Pulcella, Caccia, Caccia e Pesce, Giocolieri, Moretti, Baccanti, and Leopardi. A steep stairway takes you down to a Plexiglas... More