The Etruscan Tomb of the Infernal Quadriga
Open every day except MondaySarteano near Fonteverde is home to a breath-taking find from the age of the Etruscans: the Tomb of the Infernal Quadriga, dating from the IV century B.C. The underground tomb is decorated with frescoes showing vivid, thrilling scenes such as a racing quadriga or chariot, pulled by mythological beasts. Other paintings depict two men at a banquet and a fierce three-headed snake. The tomb, which lies just outside the village of Sarteano, can only be visited on Saturdays by appointment to protect it from over exposure. Sarteano’s Archaeological Museum is located in a historic palazzo in the village itself. It houses many fascinating artefacts from the Etruscan civilisation as well as an exact replica of the paintings inside the tomb.
Museo Archeologico Sarteano, Via Roma, 24, 53047 Siena
Opening times: 10.30am - 12.30pm and 4pm - 7pm