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Address: Viale Crispi, Orvieto, Italy
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Etruscan cemetery where the tombs of the dead line alongside a street.

Etruscan cemetery where the tombs of the dead line alongside a street.

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Interesting and a little "creepy"

We were staying in Orvieto for a few days and decided to stop at the necropolis before making our way up. We wandered up to the ticket booth, which was closed (it was around... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer F
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying in Orvieto for a few days and decided to stop at the necropolis before making our way up. We wandered up to the ticket booth, which was closed (it was around noon), however someone came out from the museum and let us purchase tickets. We were the only ones there. The necropolis is almost haunting and I... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this necropolis. It has a little very well-kept museum included in the entrance ticket. The area is overgrown with vegetation but it makes it all the more enjoyable and gives it a mysterious feel. Very worthwhile a visit especially for foreign visitors that may have never seen anything like this.

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Thank AliceBandB
Province of Terni, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

The necropolis and the testimony of the Etruscan civilization that dominated the city until 264 BC when it was conquered by the Romans.

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Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Im so glad we came here. We only spent a day in Orvieto and had limited time. It is worth it to come here. You can either take a nice walk down from town or drive down where they have free parking (rare). Its off the tourist track and we found ourselves alone visiting these tombs that are over 2400... More 

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Barga, Italy
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

This site was a "must" for me being fascinated by the Etruscans. It didn't disappoint. The entry charges were very reasonable, and the little museum helpful in setting the scene; available explanations also in English. Then we were free to wander round the site. It is not dotted with explanation boards and so the imagination is free to wander. What... More 

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North Carolina
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

A very pleasant stroll down the hill to the Etruscan tombs, through a path lined with waving cherry trees and blooming poppies. I found the site fascinating and lovely for a morning's contemplation. The tombs are in various states of disrepair, many covered with sod, doorways open, and the finials mostly preserved adjacent to each. I felt a deep sense... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a cheap, quick and interesting walk around a 1500 year old necropolis. Little museum at the start explains how it worked. Fascinating to be able to walk the streets and enter family tombs, although they do get repetitive. I've been to several necropoli. This is one of the best.

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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

My family spent about 2 1/2 days in Orvieto recently, sightseeing as well as relaxing. We noticed mention of what appeared to be a lesser sight for the town on a map, and since I am fascinated by all necropolis, cemeteries, and ruins, and since I usually make a beeline for these when in any country (including the spectacular Necropolis... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

Ever since reading about the Etruscan's and their history as a young boy, I've wanted to visit and see and learn more about them. This necropolis goes over 2,300 years and is very well preserved. Easy to get to since you can drive up to it and it costs 3 Euros. You are free to walk among the necropolis but... More 

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Bangor, United States
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Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I walked around the outside walls of Orvieto and this is one of two necropolis' that I discovered. It cost €3 to see the small information center (with information in English) and to access the necropolis. You can actually enter into the tombs and look around the massive stone structures. Amazing to think that these grave sites were from the... More 

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