Necropoli di Tarquinia, Tarquinia

4.5
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, Necropoli di Tarquinia is made up of over 6,000 Etruscan graves, some of which date back as far as the 7th century BCE. Visit the many gravesites scattered around the hillside, and take the stairs down into each burial chamber, where you can press a button to illuminate the space. Most artifacts have been pilfered, or removed to museums, but what remains is still impressive. The walls of these chambers are filled with colorful frescoes that depict the daily life of the Etruscans, and shed light on some of their ideas about the afterlife. Pay a visit to the nearby archeological museum to learn more about the Etruscans and see artifacts from their time. Plan to visit Necropoli di Tarquinia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tarquinia attractions using our Tarquinia trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Necropoli di Tarquinia
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Necropoli di Tarquinia Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,204 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Very well cared site with good explanations that orient even those who do not know the Etruscan people.
    View original
  • We went at the hotel owner's suggestion since it wasn't that great. A beautiful day catapulted by the Etruscans. Put comfortable shoes that to turn surely not miss!
    View original
Google
  • An interesting site, but not always easy to see the paintings as they are down narrow stairs behind glass covered in condensation. The number of tombs is impressive, but the ones at Cerveteri give a much better idea of what the burial sites were like. If you go by public transport, the last bus passes at 5.20.
  • A large burial where Etruscans in pre-Roman times buried there dead in large vaults. Over 4000 vaults have been discovered. The limestone rock was particularly good at preserving the frescoes painted on the Rock walls.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Tarquinia

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Tarquinia

4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Tarquinia

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Tarquinia

4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Tarquinia

4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.1
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Tarquinia

3.6
Duration: 3​h
3.8
Duration: 3​h
1.3
Duration: 4​h