The Etruscan Necropolis

World Heritage

The Etruscan Necropolis

VII BC

In the portion of the Necropolis open to the public, at ‘Calvario’, there are 22 hypogea – underground chambers – currently open to the public: Tomb of the Jugglers, Tomb of the Warrior, Cristofani Tomb, Tomb of the Hunting Lodge, Tomb of the Lotus Flower, Tomb of the Lionesses, Pallottino Tomb, Tomb of the Maid, Tomb of Hunting and Fishing, Tomb of Charuns, Tomb of the Two Roofs, Tomb of the Gorgeneion; Caradarelli Tomb, Moretti Tomb, Tomb of the Flogging, Tomb of the Little Flowers, Tomb of the Blue Demons, Bettini Tomb, Tomb of the Deer Hunt, Bartoccini Tomb, Tomb of the Leopards and Tomb of the Bacchants.

Tarquinia alone offers an underground picture gallery dating from the Orientalising Period (late 7th century BC) to the end of the Roman Republican period (mid-1st century BC), which reveals that there was a flourishing and uninterrupted painting tradition in the city. This extensive heritage, not only artistic but also historical, represents a glimpse into the daily life of the Etruscans and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004.

The Necropolis is located on a plateau called Monterozzi because of the presence of burial mounds of earth in the form of small hills and extends parallel to the Tyrrhenian coast for 6 kilometres in length and about three kilometres in width. The hill is divided into various localities: ‘Calvario’ (open to the public), ‘Primi Archi’, ‘Secondi Archi’, ‘Scataglini’, and ‘Doganaccia’ .

Opening hours and tickets are available at the link https://pact.cultura.gov.it

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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori