Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerveteri

4.4
#1 of 66 in Museums in Province of Rome
Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Ruin
See the ancient Etruscan burial sites at Necropoli della Banditaccia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a look inside nine unearthed burial mounds from the 6th century BCE, carved by hand out of volcanic tufa stone. Descend the narrow stone step passageways to step inside the mounds, which are built as replicas of the Etruscans’ own houses. Watch a film about Etruscan history projected on the inside of three tombs, which explains the construction and rituals of the tombs built for different sizes and classes of families. Work out when and for how long to visit Necropoli della Banditaccia and other Cerveteri attractions using our handy Cerveteri online holiday planner.
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  • A jump in the past! it is very well kept, and very large, you can spend hours looking and taking pictures of this fascinating site!  more »
  • This place is well worth the effort to get to, and combined with a walk around Cerveteri town and museum, makes for a suberb day. The tombs are astonishingly large, grand and beautifully-built. Great....  more »
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  • Very nice. But difficult to find and get to. Possibly best to hire a car in either Rome or Fiumicino. Large area so you might need to spend 2-4 Hours there. Also necessary to read up on the site before a visit
  • Great site using sound and light to explain the burials and shows paintings on the walls using virtual reality. The tumuli are huge and give an Indiana Jones atmosphere

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