00052 Cerveteri, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Arkitextures of Cerveteri (Necropoli della Banditaccia)Feel adventurous when visiting these circular tuff mounds that range from the 9th - 3rd centuries BCE. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers tombs from the Villanovan and Etruscan cultures. Like many ancient mausolea, some interiors are designed as small homes for the deceased.
Go after a good rain to see some of the rock-cut interiors underwater - it definitely adds to the adventure! Summer is a busy season, but since this is frequented by mostly hard-core historians, European teenagers, and Classicists, it's rarely busy to the point of discomfort.