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Necropoli della Banditaccia

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Address: 00052 Cerveteri, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 994 0001
08:30 - 16:30
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Unearthed in the town of Cerveteri located west of Rome, these nine...

Unearthed in the town of Cerveteri located west of Rome, these nine ancient Etruscan tombs contain priceless objects from the Mediterranean region.

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Rome Countryside: Etruscan highlights of Tarquinia and Cerveteri
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Semi-Private Walking Tour of the Etruscan Necropolis

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A Magical Day Trip from Rome (with transport info)

We spent a day in Cerveteri in the middle of a week in Rome. It was a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of Rome. We left at 8:30 am, returned around 4:30, had a great day... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We spent a day in Cerveteri in the middle of a week in Rome. It was a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of Rome. We left at 8:30 am, returned around 4:30, had a great day, and were still back in time for a lovely evening in Rome! We took the train To Ladispoli from the Trastevere station... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an amazing site.A huge ancient cemetery. There are hundreds of tombs, many of them under small man made hills. You can go into many of the underground burial chambers that often have several rooms and beds for the dead. These burial chambers are often very similar, so it is not necessary to see them all. The tourist area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is really amazing to see how the Etruscans burried their deads. You only visit part of the necropoli and that is already impressive. I wonder how the whole area looked like 2500 years ago, knowing that there were several necropoli in the area. I was only a bit disappointed that the audioguide only worked for a handful of tombes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Well off the beaten tourist track - which makes it even more worth the trip. This Unesco world heritage site is strikingly eerie, but so interesting. You can wander freely amongst the Etruscan tombs and climb in and out as you please. Some are outside the fenced site and you enter those at your own risk - they are in... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The necropolis is an unbelievable step into the Divine Comedy. Undiscovered until the beginning of last century, it is now partially open to the public - tens of thousands more tombs are still undisclosed - offering a backward leap in time of almost 3,000 years. The atmosphere is gloomy and eerie, the centuries have left these tombs bereft of life,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I didnt expect to see such beauty in one place...the design of the tombs is fascinating...and they are well preserved...the place is quiet and not too many tourists visit this place...a walk to remember...almost an hour drive from fumicino airport

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We were recommended this as a tourist attraction in Cerveteri and didn't really know a lot about the background but thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazing to think that what is available to see is only about one-tenth of the total necropolis. I would highly recommend taking the audio tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We came here after visiting the tombs in Tarquinia. Again, we purchased the combination ticket for the museum as well. We were also loaned a laminated map of the site but soon found ourselves a bit lost. Either we were not good at reading the map or the map is not very clear. It could be that the mounds (which... More 

1 Thank Louise K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is simply an incredible place to visit. It is made all the more interesting as when you purchase your ticket, you now get a special set of headphones and a remote control. Upon entering certain tombs, you point the remote at the doorway, and a visual and audio explanation of the tomb begins, incorporating sound, video, etc. And the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Well maintained almost manicured city of the dead showing different types of Etruscan tombs and an indication of the scale and wealth of the Etruscan civilisation. A signposted trail takes you through although it seems to peter out toward the far end of the site - ergo numerous visitors wandering in circles with bemused looks. Information in English and audioguides... More 

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