Discover a very mysterious civilization which prospered before the days of the ancient Rome. The necropolis has been declared Unesco World Heritage site! It is the largest in the Mediterranean with a total of 1000 tombs organized in a city like plan, with streets and neighborhoods! The only surviving evidence of Etruscan residential architecture, the site contains very different types of tombs cut in rock and topped by impressive tumuli (burial mounds), with carvings on the walls and paintings! At 45 minutes from Rome, in proximity of Civitavecchia port.
On this visit to the ancient Etruscan necropolis of Banditaccia in Cerveteri, you will experience something never before possible in this city of the dead. As you descend into stone-carved tombs, the dark and eerie chambers suddenly come to life to reveal their ancient secrets to you. An ancient civilization and modern technology merge to bring forth a remarkable experience that brings dormant history to life. Vibrant displays of light and color reconstruct how some of the tombs appeared two thousand years ago before time and elements stripped them of their beauty, and its precious contents carted off to museums. Riveting narratives tell fascinating stories of things unknown while sounds and visual effects propel you into the mysterious world of the Etruscans who once lived and died here more than two thousand years ago!
Visit comprise the Necropolis and the Museum.