Meeting the Ancient Etruscans
- National Museum of Cerite
- National Archeological Museum
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Transfer with private luxury car equipped with A/C for the entire dutation of the tour
- Private, English speaking driver
- Expert guide dedicated for the entire duration of the tour (6 1/2 hours approx.)
- Entrance tickets
- Lunch in a restaurant chosen by us with complete menu (beverages not included)
As soon as you disembark from the ship, you will be driven in a luxury car to the town of Cerveteri. Here you will visit the Necropolis of the Banditaccia. This World Heritage Site is the largest ancient necropolis in the Mediterranean basin and contains thousands of tombs organized in a city-like plan, with streets, small squares and neighbourhoods. The beauty of this unique location is spellbinding.
Your next destination is the National Museum of Cerite. Founded in 1967, this museum is situated within the Ruspoli Castle and preserves part of the findings that were uncovered from the excavations of the "necropoli ceretane" and from its inhabited zone.
Alongside the numerous artifacts, you will be able to admire a series of hand painted plates belonging to the Temple of Hera and a splendid statue of Caronte, originating from the Necropolis of Sant'Angelo, as well as several anatomical ex-votos and some architectural terracottas.
You will then lunch in one of the most well known restaurants in an area, in the heart of this medieval town, with a menu specifically designed to showcase the best local products.
After lunch, you will visit the National Archaeological Museum situated in the building that Pope Clement XIII had built in the XVIII century. This museum preserves findings from the ancient city of "Centumcellae" (the name which the Romans gave to today's Civitavecchia) and the entire area. The museum is arranged on three floors and houses items from the dawn of civilization until the Middle Ages.
After the visit, your driver will return you to the port in Civitavecchia.