Welcome to Tarquinia


Legend holds that Tarquinia was founded towards the end of the Bronze Age in the 12th century BC. It was later home to the Tarquin kings of Rome, reaching its peak in the 4th century BC, before a century of struggle ended with surrender to Rome in 204 BC.


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$129.40 Shore Excursions

Civitavecchia Port to Tarquinia and Tuscania: Private Day Tour

Your independent day trip starts as you leave the Civitavecchia port with your private driver and head through the beautiful Latium region on a 30-minute drive to the hill town of Tarquinia, a fascinating ancient town home to many historic and archeological sites. Your driver will tell you about the history of the Etruscan people. Learn how they populated central Italy long before the days of the Romans, and hear how they rose to prosperity and power, and then basically disappeared from history, leaving behind unsolved questions about their origins and culture. Your driver will also give you an overview of attractions and sights you may want to see (entrance fees at own expense). When you arrive in Tarquinia, your driver will drop you off in a central location so you can explore on your own. Visit the Etruscan museum, where you can see well-preserved sarcophagi (ancient coffins carved from stone) and frescoes from the 6th to 1st centuries BC. Walk to the Etruscan necropolis to see one of the most beautiful and well-preserved tombs of the ancient world. You can also visit the aristocratic Palazzo Vitelleschi, a masterpiece of Gothic-Renaissance architecture. Next it's on to Tuscania, where your driver will recommend a typical trattoria, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense). Then explore the medieval historical center and see the beautiful Basilica of San Pietro. Standing on the town’s old Etruscan acropolis, the Roman basilica has a 13th-century façade with symbols of the Evangelists.You will return to the Civitavecchia port in time to re-board your cruise ship.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$194.09 Shore Excursions

Shore excursion from Civitavecchia Port to Tarquinia and Cerveteri

Just 15 minutes from the Port of Civitavecchia The necropolis of Traquinia offers over 200 painted tombs and frescoes representing the largest existing pictorial core of Etruscan art and at the same time the most important document of all ancient painting before the Roman imperial age.The use of decorating the tombs of aristocratic families is also documented in other centers of Etruria, but only in Tarquinia the phenomenon took on these dimensions: scenes of a magical-religious character depicting funeral banquets, dancers, players and jugglers, all represented with harmonious movements and bright colors.Meet your drive just outside your cruiseship, go to Tarquina, live your guided tour and back in time at your ship.

$699.88 Day Trips & Excursions

Rome to Etruscan Necropolis of Tuscia Self-Guided Day Trip

Get picked up at your centrally-located hotel in Rome and begin the trip to your first Tuscia destination.Tuscia is the historic name for the beautiful land of the Etruscans. You will be bewitched by the unaltered Etruscan charm and beauty that the Tuscia area preserves, all throughout the territory, with treasures hiding even in the smallest, most quaint towns.Start off in Tarquinia, where the largest necropolis in the area is located. Upon arrival, explore the necropolis with more than 6,000 Etruscan tombs that completely cover the hill of Monterozzi. Adorned with scenes of human life that include hunters, fishermen, musicians, dancers, jugglers, and athletes, the painted tombs illustrate the wealth and power of the people for whom they were built. They are a fitting symbol of their high social status.But Tarquinia is even more than that. It hosts invaluable archaeological artifacts and medieval remains, as well as a wide variety of natural features. In the immediate vicinity of the town, you will find the seashore, the natural countryside of the Maremma, and the mountains of Tolfa and Cimini with its view from its walls takes in Argentario and the island of Giglio. Next, continue your trip to Cerveteri. Here, the necropolis is located inside a tumuli, or burial mound, partly cut into the rock. It is filled with luxury goods made of precious metals, such as tableware, razors, buckles, jewelry and ornate vases. The interiors are composed of multiple rooms and coffered ceilings. Cerveteri is largely unspoiled, and ideal for visitors who want to enjoy long walks in a natural setting. The territory is rich with iron, making the sand black, which makes it attractive to visitors each summer. Enjoy the intimate connection between nature and history.Upon completion of your visit, return to your hotel in Rome.Please note: A tour guide is not included, so you way want to bring a guidebook. Remember to check the website for opening times of the locations and the prices of entrance tickets. Entrance fees are not included.

$114.17 Luxury & Special Occasions

Civitavecchia Private Shore Excursion to Etruscan Countryside

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$839.17 Kid Friendly

Civitavecchia Shore Escursion: Etruscan Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerveteri, Province of Rome, LazioIt is the site of the ancient Etruscan city which was one of the most important Etruscan cities with an area more than 15 times larger than today's town.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lago di Bracciano, Province of Rome, LazioThe lake is an important tourist attraction situated near Rome.In the last few years the lake and its surroundings have been brought under further protection by the creation of a regional park, the Parco Regionale del complesso lacuale di Bracciano Martignano.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Limousine Service in Italy, Rome, LazioPrivate tourDuration: 10 hours

$1084.66 Cultural & Theme Tours

A day with the Etruscans: from Rome or from Cruises Port of Civitavecchia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerveteri, Province of Rome, LazioWe’ll wander through the streets of these "city of the deads", enter their tombs shaped as houses and take a trip back in time. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Necropoli di Tarquinia, Tarquinia, Province of Viterbo, LazioTarquinia necropolis was one of the richest Etruscan cemeteries Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, Tarquinia, Province of Viterbo, LazioMost beautiful Etruscan remainings, statues, sarcophagus Duration: 1 hour