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Necropoli di Tarquinia

Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
+39 0766 856308
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A fabulous magnificent site to visit

We drove to Tarquinia for a day out & asked a local where the best Necroplis was & he pointed just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
Necropolis of Monterozzi

The Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia, or the Necropolis of Monterozzi, is the most interesting in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron S
New York City, New York
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Strada Provinciale Monterozzi, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
+39 0766 856308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to Tarquinia for a day out & asked a local where the best Necroplis was & he pointed just down the road that we were on to Monterozzi . And he was right , one of the best historic places that i have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia, or the Necropolis of Monterozzi, is the most interesting in situ collection of Etruscan art. The Etrusan culture still being a mystery the burial chambers frescoes present a unique opening into the life of this ancient people. Scenes of hunting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay in Tarquinia, a historic walled city, which is off the main tourist path, making it a true Italian experience. The Etruscan tombs are very interesting and amazing when you see them. We thought they were somewhat difficult to find by foot,...More

1  Thank Renee F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had always wanted to get to Tarquinia, and decided that the time had finally come. We hired a wonderful guide, Sonia Tavoletta, who arranged a driver as the site is not otherwise easy to access. We went to Cerveteri first, where we toured tombs...More

Thank TorontoEh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The necropolis of Tarquinia is THE key site for Etruscan tomb paintings. Off the usual tourist trail, but undoubtedly one of Italy's greatest treasures. Highly recommended. (One practical note, though: plenty of stairs to go down and up visiting the tombs ...)

Thank Guze79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Etruscan necropolis open to the public as you approach Tarquinia from the south east, parking for free in the shade of the trees on the side of the main road (SP43 Via Ripagretta) nearby. Entry was €6 each (cash only) with an...More

1  Thank ESP2006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, parking on the road...hot on a hot day and quite humid. The steps can be steep and take care with the last step as can be higher, or lower, than you expect. Worth checking them all out, they are not that...More

Thank Ferretgirl42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just outside of Tarquinia. Most tourists not know much or anything about the Etruscans, who had an advanced civilization about 800 years before the Romans. They left lavishly painted and decorated tombs in areas called necropoli. The tombs are still there and are...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't believe it until you see it. After you see this, you will have to rethink the world - we are just one more civilization in what has been many advanced civilizations populating the Earth for millennia.

Thank jackncindy
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I am fascinated with the Etruscan culture so this was a thrilling sight. While there are about 6000 tombs at the necropoli, just a small percent are elaborately decorated and of these, even fewer are open on a rotating basis. As others have mentioned, it...More

Thank SelbyDale
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I am the enrichment lecturer aboard Royal Caribbean Navigator of the seas which docks in Civitavecchia on Friday, July 28th. We have spent a lot of time in Rome and would like to visit the Etruscan sites at Tarquinia this time. I have seen instructions for taking a bus, but I am wondering if there are guides available and/or if there would be a guided tour that could take us from the port to Tarquinia and back with a guided tour. TorontoEh mentioned tour with a guide named Sonia Tavoletta. How did you contact her, and make arrangements? What was the cost and duration of the tour? Thanks for any guidance. Sondra S. Ettlinger
24 June 2017|
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Response from NoelPrendiville | Reviewed this property |
We took a taxi and arranged for the driver to collect us some hours later. You need to do this as there are no taxis in Tarquinia. On weekdays there is a regular bus service.
Helen B
We have 1 day in Civitavecchia on a cruise, we are torn between Necropoli di Tarquinia ans Ostia Antica. We just enjoy ancient sites so we would welcome any help..
8 February 2017|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
Have not been to Ostia so cannot compare. We really did enjoy Tarquinia. They have self guided tours. It is quite extensive and there is a lot of going up and down stairs to see the individual graves. It sits on a hill top... More
I'm going to Tarquinia next week - are there local guides available at the site? which tombs are currently open? Thank you for answers.
31 March 2016|
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Response from rondi3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi: There are about seven of the best ones available for entry in the Necropoli del Calvario: Pulcella, Caccia, Caccia e Pesce, Giocolieri, Moretti, Baccanti, and Leopardi. A steep stairway takes you down to a Plexiglas... More