Tuscany Sights


Etruscan necropolis

Etruscan necropolis Review

Some of Italy's best-preserved monumental rock tombs, dating from the 2nd to the 3rd centuries BC, are found just outside the town at the Etruscan necropolis. Some of the tombs, such as the so-called Tomba Sirena (Siren's Tomb), preserve clear signs of their original and elaborately carved decorations. Others, like the Tomba Ildebranda (Hildebrand Tomb), are spectacular evidence of the architectural complexity sometimes achieved. Don't forget to walk along the section of an Etruscan road carved directly into the tufa stone.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1½ km (1 mi) west of town center, Sovana, 58017
  • Phone: 0564/633099
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Daily 9–sunset
  • Location: Sovana
Updated: 12-05-2013

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