What to do and see in Cerveteri, Province of Rome: The Best Places and Tips

Cerveteri [tʃerˈvɛːteri] is a town and comune of northern Lazio in the region of the Metropolitan City of Rome. Known by the ancient Romans as Caere, and previously by the Etruscans as Caisra or Cisra, and as Agylla (or Άγυλλα) by the Greeks, its modern name derives from Caere Vetus used in the 13th c. to distinguish it from Caere Novum (the current town).

1. Necropoli della Banditaccia

Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Ancient Ruins, History Museums, Historic Walking Areas More
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Necropoli della Banditaccia

Necropolis of Cerveteri A major centre of Etruscan civilisation that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the Necropolis stretches for more than two kilometres. This certainly makes it the most imposing in all Etruria and one of the most magnificent monuments of its kind anywhere in the Mediterranean basin. These monumental tombs are located inside tumuli, partly cut into the tufa rock and partly built over it. The purpose of theseedifices was to illustrate the desire of a handful of aristocratic families to make a statement about their wealth and to perpetuate a lifestyle of the highest quality also after death. This may explain the abundance of luxury goods found in these tombs, such as tableware made of precious metal, goldsmith’s work, illustrated vases, bronzes and pieces imported from Greece and the Near East, as well as weapons, belts, razors, buckles and jewellery. The interiors are eerily evocative, imitating the houses where their occupants spent their lives, with several rooms, shaped doors and windows, columns and pillars, beamed and coffered ceilings, furnishings, funerary beds and sometimes grave goods. It is also interesting to visit the tombs known locally as a dado(like dice), which describes how they line the streets of the necropolis in regular patterns, looking uncannily like a modern housing estate. Discover how the tombs come to life!

Reviewed By heehawEngland - EnglandEngland

super for kids, better than the catacombs of rome

A very different type of necropolis than the catacombs of rome. very "Indiana jones-esque" Nice to be away from the crowds of Rome. They have made this place very interesting by their audio and visual enhancements and videos flashed inside the actual tomb

2. Cascatelle

Via Fosso del Norcino | 42° 2' 31.75 N 12° 3' 44.29 E, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
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Cascatelle

Reviewed By ilse k

Five cascatelle at short distance from each other

Not really easy to find, but with some searching you will find. I defenitely was looking for the biggest, and the others, but ended at one, and not what I was looking for. Defenitely very nice neighbourhood, quiet, serene, green, everything perfect. This

3. Museo Nazionale Cerite

Piazza Santa Maria, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy Museums, Specialty Museums
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Museo Nazionale Cerite

It is hosted in the fortress of the 1200, which was converted into a castle by the Orsini family in the 1400. There are displayed some of the artifacts from the Etruscan Necropolis of Monte Abatone, Banditaccia, Bufalareccia and Sorbo. In 2013 the new media path has been opened, and it is developed in four sections. Thanks to the installation of four 3D projectors it is possible to understand the history of the most famous art crafts of the collection. At the beginning the visitor is welcomed by a introductory video with the voice of Piero Angela describing the peculiarities of the museum. The works of art have a time spanning over nine centuries. Thanks to the multimedia animation, we can see the decorations of vases better and renewed, ancient myths, everyday life scenes, sport and religious cults are easy to be understood, the history of the object is understandable. it is the concept of the "Alive Museum" where the interaction between the visitor and the object is inverted, the museum is describing itself relating to the public in a unique new way, using new technologies and an easier accessible language.

Reviewed By mjrg59 - Iowa City, IowaIowa City, Iowa

Beautiful displays

Located in a castle just off the piazza, this museum has beautiful displays of Etruscan artifacts. Much of the explanation is in Italian. Worth visiting and plan to spend one to two hours here. Perhaps best visited AFTER seeing the necropolis.Thanks for y

4. Centro Storico di Ceri

Ceri, Cerveteri, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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Centro Storico di Ceri

Reviewed By sleepybexhill - Bexhill-on-Sea, United KingdomBexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fascinating place.

Call in for half an hour if you’re passing. The hamlet is set on top of a rock outcrop. The access round is great - single track cut through the rock. Make sure you drive to the top - there is a free car park there. It’s only a small place, but it’s lovel

5. Santuario Madonna Di Ceri

Piazza Immacolata 38, 00052 Ceri, Cerveteri, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Santuario Madonna Di Ceri

Reviewed By Richard R - Chicago, ILChicago, IL

A Beautiful Ancient Church

Italy is filled with incredible churches. But, I particularly liked this one because it is an ancient local parish church in the hilltop town of Borgo di Ceri. Time seems to have stood still in this place. Sitting inside it's easy to imagine what it was l

6. Suncave Gardens Country Cottage B&B

Via delle Grotte 13, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy Nature & Parks, Gardens
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Suncave Gardens Country Cottage B&B

Reviewed By ChuckM903 - Redmond, WashingtonRedmond, Washington

Amazing place, Amazing Family

It is not just a B&B , its like going to a beautiful country side outside of Rome and having Bobby Flay cook amazing meals for you. The owner is an amazingly wonderful lady. The house is impeccably decorated .. Must see and stay in Italy.. Enjoy the Etrus

7. Sporting club Tyrsenia

Via Ezio Morlacca 10, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
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Sporting club Tyrsenia

Reviewed By Fabio T

Piscina e scuola di nuoto

Sono già diversi anni che mio figlio frequenta questa piscina. Istruttori veramente bravi e staff gentilissimo, prepararissimo e premuroso. In poco tempo ha imparato a nuotare e ha acquisito una buona confidenza con l'acqua.Molto buoni gli altri corsi e i

8. P.I.T. Punto Informazione turistica

Piazza A. Moro, 1, 00052, Cerveteri, Italy Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
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Reviewed By Franchini1956 - Rome, ItalyRome, Italy

Utile

Utile ma con orari di apertura poco chiari. Troverete tutte le informazioni possibile sul luogo ma gli orari di apertura sono scomodi, comunque disponibili sul loro sito.

9. Ranch Ferretti

Via di Zambra 38, Cerveteri, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Ranches
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Ranch Ferretti

Reviewed By mjrg59 - Iowa City, IowaIowa City, Iowa

Extraordinary

This necropolis is not to be missed. The huge tombs have depressions where sarcophagi one stood and one can distinguish which held females by virtue of the angled head and foot piece carved into the support for the sarcophagus. There are also the smaller

10. Marina di Cerveteri

Cerveteri, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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Marina di Cerveteri

Reviewed By Franchini1956 - Rome, ItalyRome, Italy

Da migliorare

Una volta vi erano molti stabilimenti e la spiaggia libera era comunque ben tenuta e pulita. Adesso con l'ingresso della cooperativa tutto è cambiato. Chiusi gli stabilimenti storici, ne sono rimasti pochi che fanno i prezzi che vogliono.

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