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Necropoli di Tarquinia
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Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Tarquinia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

The museum located in the town and the quaintance of the town was a pleasant surprise. The museum and the tombs are a treasure to the history of the area that is not well known but definitely worth a trip to the Town of Tarquinia. With it's close proximity to the beach a stop over is worthy.

Note quite a bit of walking and stairs are involved.

Visited July 2014
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“Pre-Roman Experience Not to be Missed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Instead of heading off to Rome with the masses off our cruise we chose to see the crypts of Tarquinia and I am so happy we did. Our guide Michel, was very, very knowledgeable and made the experience very enjoyable; until our visit I had a completely incorrect understanding of the concept of a necropolis (city of the dead).

The trip from Civitavecchia was short, 30 mins through gorgeous countryside and it was interesting to see all the agriculture and harvest of early summer crops. The Necropolis itself could easily be mistaken for a fallow farmer's field as you approach. There is a small museum and informational centre but the key attraction are the various underground crypts/tombs pre-dating Roman rule. The incredibly well preserved wall paintings were shockingly vivid and to see the evolution of the art from Etruscan to Roman was fascinating. The subterranean crypts are quite steep to navigate and as the site became more busy the one way entrance and exits meant longer waits to see each tomb.

I am disappointed that our group did not have more time to see the site, we only were able to see half of the tombs but we received not only an education but a glimpse and appreciation of a history not as well known as its Roman neighbours.

Visited June 2014
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“A Must see attraction if you are a history buff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

This really did leave us speechless the history and the artefacts is just truly amazing the restoration from the archaeological digs is something to see with artefacts dating back 3000 years . 8 Euro for both the museum and the acropolis dig site well worth it.

Visited June 2014
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“Pretty amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is a stretch for people with mobility issues as the stairways to the tombs are steep and the tombs spread out -- but wow those frescoes are incredible!!

Visited June 2014
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“Super museum with Etruscan graves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We visited this site in January, when it was quite quiet. The tombs and the murals are amazing. We visited every single grave and loved it. The paintings and clours are so interesting.

There is not a lot of space in each grave, only a few people fit in and one has to wait to get a good look. It must get quite crowded in summer. So it is a good advice to visit these tombs in the low season or early in the morning

Visited January 2014
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