The town of Cerveteri in northern Lazio lies relatively close to Rome and that is the reason when you are already on your Rome tour it makes complete sense that you make a trip to Cerveteri as well. With that thought in mind, in this article, we will look at 3 places that we feel you must visit in Cerveteri.
Necropolis of the Banditaccia
Necropolis of the Banditaccia or Necropoli della Banditaccia is clearly the foremost attraction of Cerveteri, having been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over an area encompassing as much as 400 hectares, there are more than a 1000 tombs which are ensconced here. In fact Necropolis of the Banditaccia would easily be the largest necropolis of its kind in the entire Mediterranean region.
Here, you will find tombs of the typical mound as well as the more unusual dice or simple square type. These tombs at Necropolis of the Banditaccia date between 9th and 3rd Century BC so we are clearly looking at a relic from way beyond in the past.
While on your private guided tour of Cerveteri we would recommend that you also pay a visit to Palazzo Ruspoli which is a beautiful palace from yesteryears which has seen additions and modifications in the 16th and 17th centuries. Further, there is an enclosed bridge which connects Palazzo Ruspoli to Santa Maria Maggiore that you can visit as well.
Castle of Cerenova
While basking in the glory of your private guided tour of Cerveteri it would be worth your while to visit the Castle of Cerenova for its sheer expansiveness and opulence. Moreover, the scenic beauty all around is clearly something which you would enjoy viewing.
Overall, we have seen that Cerveteri is a place which has a lot to offer to all visitors. As a day trip on your guided tour of Cerveteri, Bracciano and Ceri you will find that there is a lot which you would have seen over the course of the day. In particular, we would also recommend the exotic varieties of wines which are made here, both red and white, and even more so, their blends. If you ask us we recommend white blends such as Trebbiano and red blends such as Sangiovese and Montepulciano.
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