It is one of the largest necropolises of the ancient world. Spanning a burial road over 2 kilometers long, it developed from the 9th century BC to the Hellenistic-Roman period.

The Ruspoli family owned the necropolis for many centuries until they decided to donate it to the Italian state.

The Cerveteri necropolis was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004 and represents the first example of sites related to Etruscan civilization.

From the Ruspoli Palace, you can admire the Etruscan necropolis from above, which is reachable from the palace in about 5 minutes.