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A Walk through the Necropolis with the Archaeologists

I had the fortunate opportunity to be guided by two archeologists who are specialized in the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tyler H
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Florence, Italy
Beautiful place

The village is beautifully situated on top of a hill or mountain. Once upon a time you can park the... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
René Z
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Delfgauw, The Netherlands
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Localita Populonia Alta 1, 57025, Piombino, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Tyler H
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Moreno B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank René Z
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

Thank Llywinda
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Philippe V
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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

Thank Edyta2013pl
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank matthias f
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I visite the Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia with turists from all overdose the would... They love it for the location, the ruins,the Etruscan tombs, the paths in the woods....and, the for the many Restaurants close by. Up to the hill of Populonia unmissable...More

Thank MonicaBussotti
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

the guide/archeologist gave us a splendid tour of the acropolis excavations. our kids (8&9 years old) loved it to ask questions about the etruskians, which were all addressed by the guide. i wish all archeological sites were explained like this

Thank Patrick P
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