Cerveteri Necropolis “Banditaccia”

This large Etruscan cemeteries reflect different types of burial practices from the 9th to the 1st century BC, and bear witness to the achievements of Etruscan culture.

Some of the tombs are monumental, cut in rock and topped by impressive tumuli (burial mounds).

Many feature carvings on their walls, others have wall paintings of outstanding quality.

The necropolis near Cerveteri, known as Banditaccia, contains thousands of tombs organized in a site contains very different types of tombs: trenches cut in rock; tumuli; and some, also carved in rock, in the shape of huts or houses with a wealth of structural details.