Tarquinia is situated just before the Tirreno Sea. Its important historical background comes from the legend of the etruscan boy Tagete and leads us until today. The etruscan Tarquinia, which was famous and strenght, was situated on the Civita hill.


After its distruction, the modern town developed on the front hill. Here the medieval Tarquinia reached its highest excellence which shows itself through the high towers, the elegant romanic churces and its walls.  "LE PALME"rooms are sorrounded by this beautiful land scape.                                                             



The tourist who chooses Tarquinia is supposed to spend an unforgettable holiday which is made of history, archeology, nature and relax at the same time.








 You'll find the Museum in the Vitelleschi Palace (built in the first half of the 15th c.). You'll find some fine Etruscan sarcophagi in the rooms to the right on the ground floor. On the first floor there is material from the Villanovian to the Roman periods documenting the development of Greek and Etruscan vase painting in its many forms. You will find the famous Winged Horses (IV-III cent. BC.) in a room by the stairway leading to the 2nd floor. This once formed part of the decoration of the temple know as the Ara dell Regina which had stood in the Acroplis nearby. 



Il centro medievale


The Etruscan Necropolis lies about three kilometres (about two miles) from the town. There are numerous tombs built like rooms with wall decorations that constitute the most complete documentation of the development of the painting from the VI to II centuries BC.