Cerveteri - The Etruscan Necropolis Private Tour from Rome

6 hr

E-Ticket

Instant Confirmation

Day Trip

Group Tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Necropoli della Banditaccia, Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri Italy

The Etruscans inhabited central-western Italy, between Tuscany and Lazio, from the 9th Century B.C., and experiencing a cultural climax around the 6th Century B.C. before completely disappearing - a result of the impact of Roman civilization, with which it merged in part. No definite answer exists as to this people’s origins, and neither does...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Necropoli della Banditaccia, Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri Italy

The Etruscans inhabited central-western Italy, between Tuscany and Lazio, from the 9th Century B.C., and experiencing a cultural climax around the 6th Century B.C. before completely disappearing - a result of the impact of Roman civilization, with which it merged in part. No definite answer exists as to this people’s origins, and neither does any trace of a similar community – in regards to its ethnic and social characteristics – between Europe and Asia.
Cerveteri Necropolis' tombs have very different traits one from the other, depending on the construction period and technique. Those located in the vast archaeological site of Cerveteri are in the thousands. Organized according to an urban plan that resembles that of a city with streets, piazzas and quarters (or neighborhoods), their typology differs in relation to the historical period and the status of the family to whom they belonged. Among the most representative examples of these structures is the Tomb of the Greek Vases, dating back to the 6th Century, and accessible through a corridor that seems to imitate an Etruscan temple. The Tomb of the Cornice, rather, allows access by way of an incline walk that leads to two smaller rooms that hold funereal beds on each side. From there, the pathway continues to a large central room that itself connects to three other principal funerary rooms. Meanwhile, the Tomb of the Capitelli (or the Capitals of a column) owes its peculiarity to its flat roof that is an exact copy of that of the Etruscan home, with support beams of oak and reed. Still, the most famous tomb – of the thousands at Banditaccia – is the Tomb of Reliefs, completed in the 4th Century B.C. It is accessible by way of a long stairway dug into the rock and running to a large room. Here, the ceiling is supported by two columns with capitals unique to Etruria. Thirteen matrimonial funerary niches fill the space, and are painted with red pillows, domestic objects and animals. It is a perfect cross section of a well-to-do Etruscan family of the 4th and 3rd Centuries.


Duration: 3 hours

Cerveteri - The Etruscan Necropolis Private Tour from Rome photo 1 Cerveteri - The Etruscan Necropolis Private Tour from Rome photo 2 Cerveteri - The Etruscan Necropolis Private Tour from Rome photo 3 Cerveteri - The Etruscan Necropolis Private Tour from Rome photo 4
View All
See more Images
Lowest Price Guaranteed
If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to hertz-support@placepass.com.
Lowest Price Guaranteed
If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to hertz-support@placepass.com.

Important Details

Included
  • Entrance tickets in the Necropolis "Banditaccia" of Cerveteri
  • Pick-up and drop off with luxury transportation and private chauffeur
  • Private professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Necropoli della Banditaccia
Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and Beverages
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
9:00 am from your hotel, B&B or apartment

7:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when shared with 2 paying adults
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

View Less

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.