The Necropolis of Cerveteri is the largest of the entire Mediterranean area: also known as the Etruscan Necropolis of Banditaccia, it stands on a tuff hill a few kilometers from Cerveteri, near Rome.
A highly evocative place of historical memory since it is dated back to the Etruscan era, population that lived in central Italy before the Ancient Romans. The construction of the Necropolis of Cerveteri began from the seventh century BC in the Etruscan culture. The burial places were of two different kinds: a mound and a nut. You can customize the tour of Cerveteri and the Necropolis also providing other destinations according to the needs of individual groups.
Duration: The Cerveteri tours have a duration of 2 or 3 hours depending on the requests.
Place: Appointment to be defined
Guide: Professional Tourist Guide.
Mode: Entrance not included.
Tomb of the Banditaccia, Archealogical Museum
The Necropolis of Cerveteri has been included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites like many other realities near Rome: from the Necropolis of Tarquinia to Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa of Tivoli. The archaeological area of Etruscan origin is composed of thousands of burials, many of which are still visible.
According to the culture of that people, the graves tended to rebuild the homes of the dead with almost maniacal precision. This has allowed the archaeologists, over the years, to come to know with a certain precision of the domestic uses of the Etruscan population at that time. After visiting the tombs of the Necropolis of Cerveteri you can access a multimedia room where you can watch video projections that recall the real life of those years in the area from the Necropolis.
Tour of Cerveteri
Also to be seen is the historic center of Cerveteri full of artistic and cultural attractions such as Palazzo Ruspoli, the old town hall, the Rocca, Casa Grifoni, the Pietà Church, the Church of San Michele and the Madonna dei Canneti, the Sanctuary of the Immaculate Virgin, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Church of Sant’Eugenio.
Cerveteri is also famous for its beaches, whose characteristic is to have a black sand; here is a very popular area for surfers due to the constant presence of a favorable wind for those who practice this sport.