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Santa Cecilia Necropolis

A steep Etruscan Via Cava (excavated road) leads down to the unusual site of Santa Cecilia. Along the way, elaborate cave houses emerge from within the massive peperino boulders that are strewn around the canyon below the village of Bomarzo. One of the more elaborate cave houses displays holes which may have been carved to support an external structure with wooden posts.

The rock houses are but one sign of the area’s long human history. The remains of the 12th-century medieval church of Santa Cecilia are located at the center of the site. You can still identify the apse, the presbytery, the altar stone, and a number of Christian symbols.


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