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Necropoli di Cerveteri

Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy
+39 06 994 0651
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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
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Necropolis of Cerveteri A major centre of Etruscan civilisation that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the Necropolis stretches for more than two kilometres. This certainly makes it the most imposing in all Etruria and one of the most magnificent monuments of its kind anywhere in the Mediterranean basin. These monumental tombs are located inside tumuli, partly cut into the tufa rock and partly built over it. The purpose of theseedifices was to illustrate the desire of a handful of aristocratic families to make a statement about their wealth and to perpetuate a lifestyle of the highest quality also after death. This may explain the abundance of luxury goods found in these tombs, such as tableware made of precious metal, goldsmith’s work, illustrated vases, bronzes and pieces imported from Greece and the Near East, as well as weapons, belts, razors, buckles and jewellery. The interiors are eerily evocative, imitating the houses where their occupants spent their lives, with several rooms, shaped doors and windows, columns and pillars, beamed and coffered ceilings, furnishings, funerary beds and sometimes grave goods. It is also interesting to visit the tombs known locally as a dado(like dice), which describes how they line the streets of the necropolis in regular patterns, looking uncannily like a modern housing estate. Discover how the tombs come to life!
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Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place to visit. If you were so inclined you could spend a week there. The cafe looks very nice and make sure you watch the video in the room next to the cafe. Very tranquil/peaceful setting.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The ‘City of the Dead’ is truly amazing for both its history and the sight it offers. It’s in the city of Cerveteri, a bit far from Rome which means you either book a ride or head by subway. It will take you about an...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Cerveteri is a series of ancient Etruscan tombs and unlike anything else I've ever seen. D.H. Lawrence, in his chapter on these tombs wrote "It is so still and pleasant and cheerful. The place is so soothing." I agree. My wife and I were captivated...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

This was a unique experience for me. I'm not big on cemetaries, burial geounds, and mausoleums. But this place caught my fancy. My kids enjoyed it too. It was a good opportunity to give them some history lessons. If you are nearby, in Rome or...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

We visited here with a guide and another couple. We did not know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised by this site. Not much is left of the Etruscan era so these tombs are a delightful site to visit. Plan on plenty of...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

We drove 4.5km southwest from our Casale del tiglio B&B to the National Museum of Cerveteri. Here, we bought our combined ticket(10 Euros each), and after seeing the excellent exhibit, proceeded 2km north to this rural site. Having read about the previous car break-in, we...More

Thank Gene J
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Necropoli en route to Rome for around 2 hours. The site is near the town of Cerveteri, best accessed by car (there is parking - just follow signs to Necropoli). It cost €8 per person to access the site. The price...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

The place is neat to walk around. That is not the reason for the poor rating. We just left Rome airport and decided to stop here to pass the time until check in. We were inside for two hours and when we came out our...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

We were lucky to have an expert guide who told us all about the monumental burial grounds. It would be advisable to read up on Etruscans and their culture before visiting to get the most of this incredible place. Allow at least a couple of...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

This is a spectacular Etruscan Necropolis which was entirely cut out of the surrounding rock! If you visit the media room first, the video will explain something about this advanced civilisation and afterwards the guide will take you to see tombs where audio visual effects...More

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Museo C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Necropoli di Cerveteri, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Good morning, We would like to thank you for your visit to the Necropolis of the Banditaccia Than at the Cerite National Museum. We are still waiting for you in Cerveteri, if you want to keep in touch with the various initiatives And news, you...More

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dmbalara
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Response from Franchini1956 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. From the Cereteri station you'll find some bus for the necropolis. This is the cheapest way but the most complicated. Ask for a taxi in the station, is the easiest. Franco
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At train station
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