Volterra Etrusca E Romana

Located just outside of the Etruscan Gates of Volterra are many archeological sites that date far back to the Roman period of time. One of these such sites is the Necropoli¬†Del Portone. These specific tombs are North of Volterra, and take about 25 minutes to walk to on foot. The tombs are said to be excavated in the 1880′s and they date back to the Hellenistic Period 332-32 BC. Not only are the tombs an experience but the walk itself shows a few interesting places in Volterra being, Breathtaking views (obviously), a very old church (sadly it’s only open once a year), and Volterra’s Cemetery. These places are worth spending at least 20-30 minutes in each. Enough of that though, the following pictures show what one is to expect on their walk down to the Etruscan Tombs.

Stairs leading into the tomb.

Stairs leading into the tomb.

Stairs leading out of the tomb.

Stairs leading out of the tomb.

Interior of the tomb

Interior of the tomb

Interior of the Tomb

Interior of the Tomb

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Description of the tomb.

Description of the tomb.

Description of the tomb.

Description of the tomb.

Walking out of the tomb

Walking out of the tomb

Interior of the Tomb

Interior of the Tomb

Interior of the Tomb

Interior of the Tomb

Interior of the Tomb

Interior of the Tomb

Walking into one of the Tombs

Walking into one of the Tombs

Entrance to one of the tombs.

Entrance to one of the tombs.

THE TOMBS ARE THIS WAY!

THE TOMBS ARE THIS WAY!

Another Awesome View

Another Awesome View

Maybe they were once Tombs?

Maybe they were once Tombs?

Path to the Tombs

Path to the Tombs

The remains of an ancient Etruscan Gate

The remains of an ancient Etruscan Gate

Volterra's cemetery

Volterra’s cemetery

WHAT AN AWESOME VIEW!

WHAT AN AWESOME VIEW!

A church on the way to the tombs

A church on the way to the tombs