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.