Necropoli di Tarquinia, Tarquinia

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, Necropoli di Tarquinia is made up of over 6,000 Etruscan graves, some of which date back as far as the 7th century BCE. Visit the many gravesites scattered around the hillside, and take the stairs down into each burial chamber, where you can press a button to illuminate the space. Most artifacts have been pilfered, or removed to museums, but what remains is still impressive. The walls of these chambers are filled with colorful frescoes that depict the daily life of the Etruscans, and shed light on some of their ideas about the afterlife. Pay a visit to the nearby archeological museum to learn more about the Etruscans and see artifacts from their time. Plan to visit Necropoli di Tarquinia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tarquinia attractions using our Tarquinia trip planner.
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  • The Tarquinian necropolis offers a clear view of how the Etruscans imagined Heaven would be like. Crawling down stairs you get into burials chambers of over 2500 years old. The drawings look Greek...  more »
  • Incredible experience. Frescos that are 2500 years and are beautifully preserved. A very interesting visit, surrounded by nature.  more »
  • Nicely conserved and cheap. If you go with kids or teens bellow 18 its free for them. To access the tomb you must use stairs. I would recommend reading the description before going down the stairs and not visit every single one. I recommend it!
  • A truly wonderful site and even on a very hot day lots of shady places to sit. The painted tombs are incredibly powerful when one considers their historical significance. If you are anywhere near this wonderful place do visit.

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