“Every detail had been crafted with utmost grace and a sense of pride in achieving… Churches, towers, bell towers, noble houses, arches, loggias and squares, everything responded to a graceful principle of harmony.”
From Etruscan Tarkna to medieval Corneto, today’s Tarquinia offers visitors a perfect mix of different historical eras. A journey through time among the towers, churches, medieval walls, Etruscan UNESCO heritage sites and a magnificent sun that sets behind the sea every day, offering unique colours.
Discover ancient artefacts in the National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia, visit the Necropolis or take a walk in the countryside towards the ruins of the temple “Ara della Regina“.
Treasures of the Etruscans
The Etruscan people, renowned for their advanced civilization during the pre-Roman era, have bequeathed us a wealth of art, history, and culture. Tarquinia, the former Etruscan capital, is now recognized as a World Heritage Site for its stunning Necropolis and renowned painted tombs.
The Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi (dating from the end of the 7th century BC – mid 1st century B.C.) extends for about 5 km and is home to hundreds of painted tombs that have been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located inside Palazzo Vitelleschi, the “Museo Archeologico Nazionale Tarquiniense” (National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia) is spread over three floors and houses a vast collection of artefacts from the excavations, including some detached tombs and the magnificent “Cavalli Alati” (Winged horses).
There are several archaeological sites in the Tarquinia area.
These range from the marine areas of Gravisca and Porto Clementino to the Civita, the innermost plateau parallel to the Necropolis, which features the remains of the sanctuary of the “Ara della Regina“.
Experience warm hospitality and graciousness while enjoying the serene and quiet environment of Tarquinia Lido, Marina Velca, Sant’Agostino, or the secluded Spinicci. These beautiful locations offer the perfect escape to unwind and be lulled by the soothing sound of the waves.
Relaxation by the Sea
Tarquinia’s coast offers a combination of long, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, attracting families and sports enthusiasts alike. The area is known for its many attractions and provides the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday!
The Charm of the Old Town
Enclosed by walls and towers, Tarquinia’s old town is a medieval gem. Walking through its narrow streets, visitors can admire Romanesque churches, 15th-century palaces, ancient fountains, and historic buildings with stunning views.
The countryside and Maremma
The beauty of Maremma in Lazio lies in its picturesque hilly countryside, which seamlessly transitions into lush green forests. Immerse yourself in the unspoilt nature of this historically and culturally rich land.
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Events and Traditions
Tarquinia offers an extensive variety of events all year round, catering to diverse interests and tastes
From art, culture, food and wine, to religious and agricultural traditions, Tarquinia's old town and seafront come alive with festivities from January to December.
Experience the excitement of these spectacular events!
Piani degli Alpaca is the largest alpaca farm in Italy. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and exciting experience.
The Tarquinia Adventure Park is located on Strada Litoranea, covers an area of 9 hectares and is located by the sea.
The month of May is dedicated to the Madonna Santissima di Valverde, the Patron Saint of Tarquinia, to whom an ancient sanctuary in the town is dedicated.
This artistic event is open to everyone and celebrates creativity and talent.
The fusion of wine and culture in Tarquinia is referred to as ‘DiVino Etrusco’.
Along the streets of the city, paintings and floral carpets of considerable value are created during the Corpus Domini event.