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'''Cerveteri''' is a town in [[Lazio]].
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'''Cerveteri''' is a town in [[Lazio]], [[Italy]]. It is notable for a very well-preserved Etruscan Necropolis.
  
 
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[[Image:Town Entrance Cerveteri.jpg|thumb|Where the bus stops]]
 
[[Image:Town Entrance Cerveteri.jpg|thumb|Where the bus stops]]
  
If you hire a car at Rome's Fiumicino airport follow the road to Rome for a few km and then take the Autostrada signposted in the direction of Civitavecchia. The exit to Cerveteri is about 15 minutes later, depending on how fast you drive.
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If you hire a car at Rome's Fiumicino airport follow the road to Rome for a few km and then take the Autostrada signposted in the direction of Civitavecchia. The exit to Cerveteri is about 15 minutes later, depending on how fast you drive. The Necropolis is to the north of the modern town and reasonably well signposted.
  
 
==Get around==
 
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[[Image:Dead Street Cerveteri.jpg|thumb|At the necropolis, a true street for the dead.]]
 
[[Image:Dead Street Cerveteri.jpg|thumb|At the necropolis, a true street for the dead.]]
 
==See==
 
==See==
The main sight, and a quite remarkable one, is the necropolis of the Etruscans. These were built on town planning principles similar to those for cities of the living and it is truly a 'city for the dead' to enjoy their afterlife.
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* '''Etruscan Necropolis'''. The main sight, and a quite remarkable one, is the necropolis of the Etruscans. This was built on town planning principles similar to those for cities of the living and it is truly a 'city for the dead' to enjoy their afterlife. As you drive to the entrance you will see that the area of tombs is really extensive. Much excavation is still being done and less than half of the total area can presently be visited. Admission is 6 Euros. Under 18 and over 65 free of charge. There is a pleasant bar with outside tables.
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The museum in the old town is also well worth a visit.
 
The museum in the old town is also well worth a visit.
 
[[Image:Major_tomb.jpg|thumb|A major tomb]]
 
[[Image:Major_tomb.jpg|thumb|A major tomb]]

Revision as of 06:04, 6 September 2009

Cerveteri is a town in Lazio, Italy. It is notable for a very well-preserved Etruscan Necropolis.

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Get in

There is a bus from Rome to the entrance to the old town. The Rome terminus is Lepanta Metro station on Linea A. There is also a train but the station is less convenient.

Where the bus stops

If you hire a car at Rome's Fiumicino airport follow the road to Rome for a few km and then take the Autostrada signposted in the direction of Civitavecchia. The exit to Cerveteri is about 15 minutes later, depending on how fast you drive. The Necropolis is to the north of the modern town and reasonably well signposted.

Get around

There's a local bus from where the Rome buses start to the necropolis. The old town is very small and walking is all that is required. The new town lacks interest.

At the necropolis, a true street for the dead.

See

  • Etruscan Necropolis. The main sight, and a quite remarkable one, is the necropolis of the Etruscans. This was built on town planning principles similar to those for cities of the living and it is truly a 'city for the dead' to enjoy their afterlife. As you drive to the entrance you will see that the area of tombs is really extensive. Much excavation is still being done and less than half of the total area can presently be visited. Admission is 6 Euros. Under 18 and over 65 free of charge. There is a pleasant bar with outside tables.

The museum in the old town is also well worth a visit.

A major tomb
Inside a tomb

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The Bed and Breakfast Casa di Anna at Largo Boccetta 5-6 is very good and, equally important, seems to be the only accommodation in the old town.

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