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Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia: frescoed tombs from pre-roman times - Private Tour provided by Blue Cat Tours

Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia: frescoed tombs from pre-roman times – Private Tour

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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Tarquinia was the most important Etruscan city in the seventh century BC and it is particularly famous for the Monterozzi Necropolis, an ancient cemetery from pre-Roman times which houses more than two hundred painted tombs beneath its green mounds. You will explore imposing halls carved into the rock copying Etruscan houses (Necropolis literally means “City of the Dead”) to admire the bright colors used by the ancient Etruscans to paint landscapes, exotic animals and scenes of everyday life. Thanks to our knowledgeable and passionate guide, you will discover the secrets of the most beautiful and fascinating tombs: the tomb of the Leopards, with its banquet scenes that show the incredible freedom of Etruscan women, the tomb of Hunting and Fishing, which represents the typical activities of the aristocracy, the tomb of the Augurs, where funeral rites are represented (including the cruel games that inspired the subsequent gladiator fights)… Walking through the charming alleys of Tarquinia, dotted with medieval towers and splendid palaces, you will reach Palazzo Vitelleschi, which houses in the National Etruscan Museum the most precious treasures of the ancient city: carved sarcophagi, frescoes, jewels made of gold and gemstones, and the famous Winged horses!
  • You'll start at
    Necropolis of Tarquinia
    Via Ripagretta, 01016 Tarquinia VT, Italy
    The guide will have a sign with your name on it
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  • 1
    Necropoli di Tarquinia
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Necropoli dei Monterozzi
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Museo archeologico nazionale di Tarquinia
    Piazza Cavour, 1, 01016 Tarquinia VT, Italy
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Important Information
Departure Point
Necropolis of Tarquinia, Via Ripagretta, 01016 Tarquinia VT, Italy
Return Details
Museo archeologico nazionale di Tarquinia, Piazza Cavour, 1, 01016 Tarquinia VT, Italy
  • Entry Tickets to Necropolis and Tarquinia National Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Necropoli di Tarquinia
  • Entry/Admission - Necropoli dei Monterozzi
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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