Necropoli di Banditaccia
Necropoli di Banditaccia information
This haunting 10-hectare necropolis is laid out as an afterlife townscape, with streets, squares and terraces of tumuli (circular tombs cut into the earth and capped by turf). Some of these, including the 6th-century-BC Tomba dei Rilievi , are decorated with painted reliefs, many of which illustrate endearingly domestic subjects such as cooking implements and other household items, as well as figures from the underworld.
To bone up on ancient history, the site has a worthwhile 3D film about the Etruscans, and some stunning 3D tomb installations reconstructing the frescoes and funerary items that were once there.