Ceri is a fraction of the municipality of Cerveteri, in the metropolitan city of Rome Capital. The small medieval village stands on a tufaceous plateau and offers wonderful views. It was already inhabited since the Bronze Age and was one of the numerous villages that were abandoned when the Villanovan and then Etruscan city of Kaisra (Caere) developed. Numerous Etruscan tombs have been found in the surrounding area: the most important, from the Orientalising period (7th century BC), discovered in the Le Fornaci area in 1973, is the Tomb of the Statues, so called due to the discovery of two statues dug into the tuff of the walls. Worth visiting are Piazza Immacolata, the Church of the Madonna di Ceri with a spectacular apse and frescoes from the Roman era that almost completely decorate the nave, Palazzo Torlonia, the 15th century castle, and the alleys and colorful houses.