World Heritage Site

The Etruscan Necropolis spreads out over a plateau parallel to the one on which the Etruscan city stood. Twenty-two painted underground chamber tombs, dug out of the limestone rock, are currently on display.

In 2004, the necropolis of Tarquinia was listed as a World Heritage Site for its painted tombs, a unique example of ancient wall paintings depicting the daily life of the Etruscan people. The Tarquinian underground picture gallery dates from the late 7th century B.C. to the mid 1st century B.C.

Opening hours: summertime: 8.30-19.30; wintertime: 8.30 to 1 hour before sunset.

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However, only Tarquinia can offer an underground picture gallery dating from the Orientalizing Period (late 7th century B.C.) to the end of the Roman Republic (mid 1st century B.C.), revealing the existence of a flourishing and uninterrupted painting tradition.

This enormous heritage, which is not only artistic but also historical, allows us a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of the Etruscans and as such, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. The Necropolis is situated on the plateau of gentle hills known as Monterozzi and so called for the presence of tumuli or small burial mounds of earth that continue parallel to the sea coast, extending 6 km in length and 3km in width. The hill is divided into various sectors: Calvario, Primi Archi, Secondi Archi, area Scataglini and Doganaccia. In the portion of the Necropolis which is open to the public known as Calvario, there are currently 19 visible mounds or hypogeums (underground burial chambers).

Furthermore, an additional five burial chambers are opened at specified times and are accessible with a guided tour thanks to the collaboration between the Superintendent of Archeological Conservation for Southern Etruria and the municipality of Tarquinia. These include the burial chambers of the Panther, The Tomb of the Bulls, The Tomb of Omens, The Tomb of the Baron and Fondo Scataglini.

Necropolis of Calvario – Tuesday -Sunday
Opening from 08.30am – half an hour before sunset
Entrance Ticket: €6,00 – with Museum included: €8,00

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Jugglers’ Tomb

Tomb Of The Warrior

Cristofani Tomb

Hunting Tomb

Lotus Flower Tomb

Tomb Of The Lionesses

Pallottino Tomb

Tomb Of The Maiden

Hunting And Fishing Tomb

Tomb Of The Charons

Two-Roofed Tomb

Gorgoneion Tomb

Cardarelli Tomb

Moretti Tomb

Tomb Of The Flagellation

Tomb Of Little Flowers

Tomb Of The Blue Demons

Bettini Tomb

Deer Hunting Tomb

The Bartoccini Tomb

Leopards Tomb

Tomb Of The Bacchae

JUGGLERS’ TOMB

JUGGLERS’ TOMB

TOMB OF THE WARRIOR

TOMB OF THE WARRIOR

CRISTOFANI TOMB

CRISTOFANI TOMB

HUNTING TOMB

HUNTING TOMB

LOTUS FLOWER TOMB

LOTUS FLOWER TOMB

TOMB OF THE LIONESSES

TOMB OF THE LIONESSES

PALLOTTINO TOMB

PALLOTTINO TOMB

TOMB OF THE MAIDEN

TOMB OF THE MAIDEN

HUNTING AND FISHING TOMB

HUNTING AND FISHING TOMB

TOMB OF THE CHARONS

TOMB OF THE CHARONS

TWO-ROOFED TOMB

TWO-ROOFED TOMB

GORGONEION TOMB

GORGONEION TOMB

CARDARELLI TOMB

CARDARELLI TOMB

MORETTI TOMB

MORETTI TOMB

TOMB OF THE FLAGELLATION

TOMB OF THE FLAGELLATION

TOMB OF LITTLE FLOWERS

TOMB OF LITTLE FLOWERS

TOMB OF THE BLUE DEMONS

TOMB OF THE BLUE DEMONS

BETTINI TOMB

BETTINI TOMB

DEER HUNTING TOMB

DEER HUNTING TOMB

THE BARTOCCINI TOMB

THE BARTOCCINI TOMB

LEOPARDS TOMB

LEOPARDS TOMB

TOMB OF THE BACCHAE

TOMB OF THE BACCHAE

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THE ETRUSCANS

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TARCHNA, CORNETO, TARQUINIA

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MAREMMA BETWEEN SEA AND NATURE

TARQUINIA, A LITERARY PLACE

TARQUINIA, A LITERARY PLACE

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