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Necropoli di Cerveteri

Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy
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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 3 days ago 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

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 19 August 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 6 August 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

Thank Marco_the_Maltabus
Reviewed 3 July 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

Thank fjane84
Museo C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Necropoli di Cerveteri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 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

Reviewed 19 June 2017

The necropolis of the Banditaccia is an interesting site but unlike the necropolis of Tarquinia it's excavated extensively. Not just the paths to the burial chambers have been cleared but the entire tomb structures have been excavated so the site looks more like it did...More

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

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Absolutely impressive site, with the chance to walk through the ancient roads between the rock-cut Etruscan tombs, and tumuli. The sculpted detail in some tombs is just astounding. Great audiovisuals in some places, and very friendly and helpful site staff. Deserves to be far better...More

Thank Guze79
Museo C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Necropoli di Cerveteri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 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

Reviewed 7 June 2017

A very interesting historical site worth visiting. It is an easy drive from Rome and easy to find. Fascinating part of pre-Roma history.More

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

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit this World Heritage Site and really enjoyed the stay. There were a few electrical problems and had to watch the overview movie after we saw half the site, but it didn't take away from how interesting the Etruscan site...More

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

Reviewed 29 May 2017

This necropolis and the one in Tarquinia are among the greatest archeological discoveries in Italy. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This necropolis is just outside of Cerveteri and shares a combined ticket with the town's excellent museum. The necropolis is huge and complex...More

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

Reviewed 11 May 2017

you can find a lot about this necropoli. But, don't look only at the numbers on their map. There is more... and there are more necropoli. Ask the office, they give you an email, so that's what I'm going to do do next time I'm...More

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