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Etruscan Tomb at Monte Calvario

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Address: State Highway 222 | Chiantigiana, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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A treasure of a long ago past

Easy to find and so interesting. Until visiting the area the word "Etruscan" meant very little. Burial Rights have been performed and honoured since the beginning of humanity... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Ferdi R
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George, South Africa

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Easy to find and so interesting. Until visiting the area the word "Etruscan" meant very little. Burial Rights have been performed and honoured since the beginning of humanity - this is a wonderful preservation of a "sacred" site. Take a torch and let your eyes accustom to the semi-dark . Wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Well worth the time to park and walk up the hill to get to the 4 Etruscan tombs. You can walk into each and just imagine... There is a button to push near the top of the hill that turns on lights in each of the 4 tombs

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited it one early evening, at dusk, as a storm was brewing... the feeling was totally magical. Well lit (there's a light switch at the entrance) outside and inside, which is very helpful for an evening visit. The area seems wonderful for lying on the grass and contemplating universe :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Certainly a nice thing to visit, it takes only a little detour from the main road. A piece of Etruscan history!

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Bury, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had visited Castellina in Chianti before and seen the artefacts from the tombs in the museum but did not realise how close they were to the town. A real effort has been made to make them accessible with an excellent nearby car park and timer lights for the four tomb areas. The site was in good condition when we... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

History majors and archeology buffs would probably get the most out of these tombs, but they are incredible to visit even if you only know a little about burial chambers. The site offers free parking, but it's a bit of a steep walk up the hill to reach the tombs. Look for a box on the right near the top... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

If ever there were a list of worthy less known stops with both convenient free parking and access within two minutes access of a fine town center, The Etruscan Tomb at Mount Calvary has to be included. The construction seems so recent, and it speaks to another aspect of a mysterious culture about which we know little beyond a few... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This stop was part of our Chianti wine tour (Tours by Roberto). What an incredible piece of history! We had a brief moment to stop and imagine the people that might have lived and died here so many years ago. Just a fabulous out of the way stop to learn a little more about Tuscan history! Thanks Roberto!

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Viareggio, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This place is SPECIAL in my opinion. Great and scenic and quite majestic (try to work with the imagination, back to more than 2 millennia ago, rub out Castellina and its big silos). It is one of the few Etruscans remains in the area and it is remarkably well kept without the need of ANY entrance fee... in fact the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Was great trying to go into the tombs and look into the dark... carry a torch. The hill on top is lovely and views beautiful. Nice pace for a picnic too.

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