Welcome to Tarquinia
Some 90km northwest of Rome, Tarquinia is the pick of Lazio's Etruscan towns. The highlight is the magnificent Unesco-listed necropolis and its extraordinary frescoed tombs, but there's also a fantastic Etruscan museum (the best outside of Rome) and an atmospheric medieval centre.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... Read More
Top experiences in Tarquinia
Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Tarquinia and Tuscania
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.
Self-guided all-day trip from Rome: Ancient Etruscan Necropolis of Tuscia
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.
7-Day Discover Lazio Tour from Viterbo
DAILY PROGRAM 1st DayArrival in Viterbo and check-in at B&B or mini-apartment located in the medieval old town. Meet at 1:00 pm for the welcome lunch and, in the afternoon, guided tour of the city of the medieval town of Viterbo.2nd DayMeet at 8:30 am and leave for the tour of Civita di Bagnoregio, the famous “dying city”, with lunch in Civita di Bagnoregio featuring authentic local dishes. In the afternoon, tour of the spectacular renaissance Park of the Monsters in Bomarzo. 3rd Day Meet at 8:30 am and leave for the visit to the extraordinary Wine Museum of Castiglione in Teverina, with tour, lunch and wine tasting at an organic winery. In the afternoon, a stop at the TermedeiPapi thermal spa for a rejuvenating bath in its warm sulphurous waters. 4th DayMeet at 8:30 am and leave for the tour of the Archaeological Park of Vulci. Lunch in the Park featuring game meats. In the afternoon, tour of the Etruscan Necropolis of Tarquinia, UNESCO World Heritage. 5th Day Meet at 8:30 am and leave for the tour of Bolsena. Visit of the village, the medieval castle and the catacombs. Lunch featuring authentic dishes from the Lake Bolsena area and in the afternoon, boat trip on Lake Bolsena. During the winter months, the boat trip will be replaced by a tour of Bolsena workshops.6th Day Meet at 8:30 am and leave for the tour of the medieval Farnese Hermitages carved into the rock, with a picnic on the site. In the afternoon, we’ll take you to visit Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola followed by aperitif featuring authentic local delicacies. During the winter months, we'll take you to visit the renaissance Villa Lante instead of the excursion to the Farnese hermitages with a lunch in Viterbo in an authentic restaurant.7th Day Breakfast, check out and free day for the last shopping or to visit the Colle del Duomo Museum.EXTRA SERVICES AVAILABLE Transfer to and from Rome Airports, Transfer to and from Rome Termini Station, Transfer to and from Orte Station, extra nights