Cerveteri Necropolis Tour

Take our day trip from Rome to Cerveteri and discover the Etruscans with us

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What’s included

First-class tour with a private guide

Skip-the-line tickets

Fluent English Speaking guides with a background in archaeology, history and art

Flexible starting time

Highlights

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Etruscans were one of the most important ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

They occupied modern Tuscany – a name which literally means “the region of the Etruscans” – but also large territories of the regions now known as Umbria and Lazio. The Etruscans had a huge influence over the Romans, who were even ruled by three Etruscan kings for about seventy years during the 6th century B.C.

The Etruscan civilization started in the late 8th century B.C. and had its climax in the 6th century B.C., when massive temples were built in the cities and in the important sacred areas outside of the urban settlements. People from all over the Mediterranean area came to worship the Etruscan gods, to trade, to watch athletic games and join the political assemblies.

Unfortunately, the Etruscans lived too close to the Romans, and they could not resist the power of the Roman soldiers who conquered all the Etruscan cities between the 4th and the 3rd century B.C. Most of the Etruscan cities were turned into Roman colonies or simply destroyed, and Cerveteri suffered a similar fate when it was conquered in the year 273 B.C.

Nothing is left of the city, but luckily the Cerveteri Necropolis (literally “the city of the dead” - the cemetery) is still remarkably well-preserved. During our Cerveteri Necropolis tour you will see some of the biggest, most impressive and most ancient tombs built in Italy; many of these tombs are gigantic artificial hills called “tumuli”, inside of which you can see the actual rooms and corridors carved into the natural bedrock. Some of them were decorated with beautiful paintings and reliefs. These burial sites are some of the most ancient buildings in Europe, truly the roots of western architecture.

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel (if it’s in Rome city center) and you’ll reach Cerveteri by car, where you will enjoy an in-depth tour of this amazing necropolis. You’ll learn about the fascinating Etruscan civilization – its history, traditions and language – while exploring evocative, sometimes overgrown ruins.

The Cerveteri Necropolis is never crowded, and sometimes you will be alone in this incredible site that has charmed and inspired poets, artists and archaeologists for centuries.

Sights Included

Banditaccia Necropolis
Ancient Etruscan tombs
Roads carved in the natural bedrock
Massive Etruscan “tumuli”
Tumulo Mengarelli
Tumulo del Colonnello
Etruscan Landscapes
Unforgettable views of the Monti della Tolfa
Lovely fields and dramatic hills
Tomb of the reliefs
Unique Etruscan frescoes
Beautiful ancient reliefs

Trip Itinerary

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Price:

490 € for 2 people, 60 € for each additional person. Tickets & transportation by car included

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