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“Best Etruscans site”

Necropoli della Banditaccia
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Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Cerveteri
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Owner description: 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Etruscans site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

A must go! Take your time and ask if you can see the special movies in some of tombs. Not available in winter I believe. Outside the official site don't forget to walk to the via degli inferi. Maybe even more beautiful.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Gerard377
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

The visit lasts a couple of hours including the 3 video projections inside the craves that are really awesome. They recreate the real environment as it was thousands of years ago!
Staff is friendly and english language is available. Overall an enjoyble experience!

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Giovypsilon
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Varese, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Pity, a bit disappointed...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Remembered that watched a tv documentary sometime ago; round mound tombs are hundreds (maybe thousands) and interesting view from the air but recognizable also when standing on ground... well, it was so different when we visited the place...

We did like all visitors do; pay the entry ticket, watch the 3d film (don't skip this), join the explanation tour then a do-it-yourself tour; walking through all the streets of this city of the dead; pop in pop out in every single tomb, stairs (is not that handicap-elderly friendly); pictures... in a hot day is nicer to stay inside the tombs admiring those chambers, beams, columns, even rock carved seats and/or footstools by the tombs for the mourners... outside tried to recognize those clean round mounds (like shown in the videos), from some angles could but mostly unrecognizable because of all the bushes grown from the roofs and the tall grass... they did grew fast in a matter of months (I mean bushes, according to pictures dated May 2013)... saw a couple of rats and don't want to think if snakes are around too...

The reception structure is very basic; a small building with the ticket counter and bookshop, then the media center located some meters away... no restaurant just a cafeteria but very, very basic too...

Staff is kind and helpful; they are just doing the most they can...

Really pity because is such an important Etruscan site, a unique example of what was an ancient city (we are talking about pre-Roman era!), planned and built by neighborhoods from elite to commoners, maybe the only surviving Etruscan architecture example... and is just lack of maintenance. If you're into ancient civilizations still is good to visit (we are not in Cerveteri everyday, right?) notwithstanding the procrastinated and pitiful state.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place for a half-day trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

The most interesting places we went near Rome were this necropolis and the ancient city of Ostia. Do hot hesitate to visit the place it's an hour trip from Termini with bus or train, but the place is amazing. The guide was very polite and took us to all the main tombs and played us a multimedia clips about the necropolis.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Velev
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Have to visit it!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Amazing site 45 km away from Rome! Back to the history, you will see over than 1000 tombs, carved in the rocks. My advice to u is to see the 3D film at the Mengarelli's media center and the videos in some of the tombs. ! It's better to buy the combined ticket and visit the museum in town!
“Incredible place!!!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Julia V
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