Tarquinia, Tuscania and the Etruscans

The tour

This tour gives you the opportunity to discover the landscapes and the beauty of Rome’s surroundings and learn about the mysteries of the ancient Etruscan civilization.
Departing from your residence we will discover the city of Tarquinia right on the border between the regions of Lazio and Tuscany.

It is located in a panoramic and strategic position to visit the Maremma of Lazio. It is a place of exceptional archaeological interest, in fact, it is in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage, with its Etruscan necropolis. Tarquinia’s city of the dead stands out more for its frescoes and architecture. It contains about 6000 graves in addition to the necropolis and a museum, housed in the Renaissance Vitelleschi Palace. The town itself is worth visiting since it is filled with fascinating medieval appearance houses, accentuated by numerous towers, walls, and several churches. The Heart of the old town is Piazza Trento and Trieste, where you will find the Town Hall and the monumental fountain of the 700. Not to be missed is the Santa Maria in Castello Romanesque church, one of the most beautiful in Italy.

After lunch at one of the taverns we drive to Tuscania, a city that sits on a tuff ledge at the beginning of the Viterbo Maremma. The route starts at the top in the picturesque uninhabited town of Civita, where the majestic basilica of St. Peter reigns with its two towers. The church is an example of early Romanesque style.

At the foot of the hill is another Tuscanica Romanesque jewel: the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore equipped, with wealthy decorations and paintings. Do not miss a walk in the center that will make you revive the atmosphere of the ancient Tuscia villages, where palaces’ warm colors and medieval towers, churches and Baroque fountains blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. Places where one can encounter enchanting views, such as the Piazza del Comune, the baronial palace, the way of the advance that culminates with a beautiful view. At the Tor di Lavello park during sunset you can enjoy the charming sight of the old city walls. The tour will end dropping you off in your hotel in Rome in the late afternoon.

Itinerary

Duration 10 hours
Departure from you Hotel or provided address in Rome
Travel time to Tarquinia is about 1 hour and 30 minutes
The time at your disposal to visit Tarquinia is 3 hours
Travel time from Tarquinia to Tuscania is about 1 hour
The time at your disposal to visit Tuscania is 3 hours
Travel time from Tuscania to Rome is about 1 hour and 30 minutes
Entrance tickets and meals are not included in the price

Travel Tips

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