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We enjoyed a wonderful guided tour of the necropolis at Baratti. Our guide was friendly, well informed and very helpful. I can wholeheartedly recommend a visit! There is plenty to see and several options depending on the time you have available.
I had the fortunate opportunity to be guided by two archeologists who are specialized in the Etruscan culture and history. I was enamored by the size of the some of the tumuli and the frequency of the tombs carved into the hillsides. The Etruscans are...More
The necropolis is well kept although many of the tombs were damaged during the last century when the slag was removed for iron. It is recommended that you take the
Guided tour so you have a better understanding of what you are looking at. Unfortunately...More
The village is beautifully situated on top of a hill or mountain. Once upon a time you can park the car easily and then continue on foot to the village and castle. The castle does not matter much but the view from the tower is...More
This is a special kind of site in that it is for archaeology buffs, not necessarily the general public on a Tuscany tour of "big" sites and "big" wines. My wife and I are both retired archaeologists and we absolutely loved it. You park near...More
Usually you get to a well known site and you find a student who learned a speech that he recites. In populonia the guides are the actual people searching the area. The digging only started a few years ago and it means each you go...More
I wanted to see Etruscan graves and I have seen many in different forms, tumulus, sarcophagus and cut in the rocks, you can choose many walks in this Archaeological Park and be prepare to spend there all day. Take sandwiches as you can make a...More
Driving there took over 90 minutes oneway on medium quality roads. Once we arrived, we were quite disappointed. While there are several sites combined, we mainly came for the Etruscan graves, of which there is few left. I recommend to better visit Cerverteri, which offers...More
Very interesting and very nice walking paths between the different places.
At both sites were guides sitting and doing tours.
At the day we visited, most customers were non Italien, but the guides told us in very good english, that they are doing the tour...More