Madonna di Valverde

Madonna di Valverde

Madonna di Valverde

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.
The focal point of all celebrations falls on 8th May, which marks the feast day of Madonna di Valverde, the Patron Saint of Tarquinia. Since 2010, by the decree of Bishop Chenis, the feast day has been permanently fixed on this date, after 515 years of being celebrated on a flexible date.
At the end of the celebrations, the traditional procession takes place with the revered icon of the Madonna di Valverde, accompanied by the Giacomo Setaccioli band, through the old town and then returning to the sanctuary.

To consult the schedule of religious services, visit the website of the Diocesi of Civitavecchia and Tarquinia

Events and Traditions

Tarquinia offers an extensive variety of events all year round, catering to diverse interests and tastes.

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!

Madonna di Valverde

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.

Io pittore per caso

This artistic event is open to everyone and celebrates creativity and talent.

DiVino Etrusco

The fusion of wine and culture in Tarquinia is referred to as ‘DiVino Etrusco’.

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Along the streets of the city, paintings and floral carpets of considerable value are created during the Corpus Domini event.

Agricultural Machinery Exhibition

At Tarquinia Lido, the production of over 250 companies that produce agricultural machinery is presented every spring.

Procession of the Risen Christ

On Easter Sunday, the Procession of the “Christ running” is celebrated. The statue of the Risen Christ is carried through the streets of the city.

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Tarquinia still preserves the tradition of celebrations dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate, protector of animals.

Nativity Play

With the living nativity scene, the historic center of Tarquinia is transformed into a large open-air stage. More than 200 partecipants in costumes.

The “Merca”

The “Merca” is celebrated every year at the Roccaccia: the marking of the herds that live in the wild on the estates of the Agricultural University

Cardarelli Award

The Cardarelli prize is awarded to literary excellence. The “Meeting with the Author” is the most awaited event in the city.

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Madonna di Valverde

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.

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MUNICIPALITY OF TARQUINIA

Department of Tourism
Tax Code and VAT No. 00129650560

Education, Sport, Tourism, Cultural Activities

Piazza Matteotti, 6 – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766 849224
Email: comune.tarquinia@comune.tarquinia.vt.it
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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Along the streets of the town, paintings and flower carpets of great value are made, on which a consecrated Host is carried in procession and displayed for public adoration.

To consult the schedule of religious services, visit the Civitavecchia and Tarquinia Diocese website Diocesi di Civitavecchia e Tarquinia

Photo credits: Facebook @cittaditarquinia

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!

Madonna di Valverde

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.

Io pittore per caso

This artistic event is open to everyone and celebrates creativity and talent.

DiVino Etrusco

The fusion of wine and culture in Tarquinia is referred to as ‘DiVino Etrusco’.

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Along the streets of the city, paintings and floral carpets of considerable value are created during the Corpus Domini event.

Agricultural Machinery Exhibition

At Tarquinia Lido, the production of over 250 companies that produce agricultural machinery is presented every spring.

Procession of the Risen Christ

On Easter Sunday, the Procession of the “Christ running” is celebrated. The statue of the Risen Christ is carried through the streets of the city.

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Tarquinia still preserves the tradition of celebrations dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate, protector of animals.

Nativity Play

With the living nativity scene, the historic center of Tarquinia is transformed into a large open-air stage. More than 200 partecipants in costumes.

The “Merca”

The “Merca” is celebrated every year at the Roccaccia: the marking of the herds that live in the wild on the estates of the Agricultural University

Cardarelli Award

The Cardarelli prize is awarded to literary excellence. The “Meeting with the Author” is the most awaited event in the city.

LOOKING FOR A PLACE
TO EAT OR STAY?

WHERE TO EAT

In search of a great dining experience? Look no further than Tarquinia's old town centre, seaside restaurants, and charming farmhouses. Discover a comprehensive list of facilities that cater to all tastes!

WHERE TO STAY

Whether you're looking for a hotel, a bed and breakfast, or a flat, Tarquinia has the perfect solution to fit your requirements. Click to explore and discover the accommodation that suits you best!

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Madonna di Valverde

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.

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MUNICIPALITY OF TARQUINIA

Department of Tourism
Tax Code and VAT No. 00129650560

Education, Sport, Tourism, Cultural Activities

Piazza Matteotti, 6 – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766 849224
Email: comune.tarquinia@comune.tarquinia.vt.it
https://www.comune.tarquinia.vt.it/it-it/home

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Barriera San Giusto – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766849282
Email: info.turismo@tarquinia.net

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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori

Procession of the Risen Christ

Procession of the Risen Christ

Procession of the Risen Christ

The Procession of the ‘Running Christ’ is a significant event celebrated on Easter Sunday. The procession features a valuable statue of the Risen Christ being carried through the streets of the town at a brisk pace, almost running, and between two wings of the crowd. The statue was commissioned by the Carpenters’ Guild and completed in 1832. Legend has it that a sculptor, serving a life sentence, was commissioned to carve a Risen Christ in wood superior to those that already existed. However, to prevent the artist from creating a new identical or even more beautiful statue later, he was ruthlessly blinded. The procession is opened by a team of shooters whose rifles are loaded with confetti. An original element of this procession is the bearers of the ‘Tronchi’, large crosses adorned with garlands. The crosses weigh between 75 and 95 kilos, with the largest reaching about 5 metres in height. Transporting the Tronchi requires considerable skill and strength so as not to be thrown off balance during transport. It is a demonstration of strength, skill and endurance.

To consult the schedule of religious services, visit the Civitavecchia and Tarquinia Diocese website Diocesi di Civitavecchia e Tarquinia

Photo credits: Facebook @cristorisortotarquinia

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!

Madonna di Valverde

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.

Io pittore per caso

This artistic event is open to everyone and celebrates creativity and talent.

DiVino Etrusco

The fusion of wine and culture in Tarquinia is referred to as ‘DiVino Etrusco’.

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Along the streets of the city, paintings and floral carpets of considerable value are created during the Corpus Domini event.

Agricultural Machinery Exhibition

At Tarquinia Lido, the production of over 250 companies that produce agricultural machinery is presented every spring.

Procession of the Risen Christ

On Easter Sunday, the Procession of the “Christ running” is celebrated. The statue of the Risen Christ is carried through the streets of the city.

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Tarquinia still preserves the tradition of celebrations dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate, protector of animals.

Nativity Play

With the living nativity scene, the historic center of Tarquinia is transformed into a large open-air stage. More than 200 partecipants in costumes.

The “Merca”

The “Merca” is celebrated every year at the Roccaccia: the marking of the herds that live in the wild on the estates of the Agricultural University

Cardarelli Award

The Cardarelli prize is awarded to literary excellence. The “Meeting with the Author” is the most awaited event in the city.

LOOKING FOR A PLACE
TO EAT OR STAY?

WHERE TO EAT

In search of a great dining experience? Look no further than Tarquinia's old town centre, seaside restaurants, and charming farmhouses. Discover a comprehensive list of facilities that cater to all tastes!

WHERE TO STAY

Whether you're looking for a hotel, a bed and breakfast, or a flat, Tarquinia has the perfect solution to fit your requirements. Click to explore and discover the accommodation that suits you best!

News

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Piani degli Alpaca is the largest alpaca farm in Italy. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and exciting experience.

Madonna di Valverde

Madonna di Valverde

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.

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MUNICIPALITY OF TARQUINIA

Department of Tourism
Tax Code and VAT No. 00129650560

Education, Sport, Tourism, Cultural Activities

Piazza Matteotti, 6 – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766 849224
Email: comune.tarquinia@comune.tarquinia.vt.it
https://www.comune.tarquinia.vt.it/it-it/home

Info Point

I.A.T. Tourist Information

Barriera San Giusto – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766849282
Email: info.turismo@tarquinia.net

Contact Us

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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Tarquinia maintains the tradition of celebrating Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals and protector against epidemics. A parade of animals, led by cowboys known as butteri, marks the beginning of Carnival. Tarquinia celebrates Carnival on three dates with allegorical floats set up in the town’s streets amidst music and a lively, carefree atmosphere.

To consult the schedule of religious services, visit the website of the Diocese of Civitavecchia and Tarquinia Diocesi di Civitavecchia e Tarquinia

Photo credits: Roberto Romano

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!

Madonna di Valverde

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.

Io pittore per caso

This artistic event is open to everyone and celebrates creativity and talent.

DiVino Etrusco

The fusion of wine and culture in Tarquinia is referred to as ‘DiVino Etrusco’.

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Along the streets of the city, paintings and floral carpets of considerable value are created during the Corpus Domini event.

Agricultural Machinery Exhibition

At Tarquinia Lido, the production of over 250 companies that produce agricultural machinery is presented every spring.

Procession of the Risen Christ

On Easter Sunday, the Procession of the “Christ running” is celebrated. The statue of the Risen Christ is carried through the streets of the city.

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Tarquinia still preserves the tradition of celebrations dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate, protector of animals.

Nativity Play

With the living nativity scene, the historic center of Tarquinia is transformed into a large open-air stage. More than 200 partecipants in costumes.

The “Merca”

The “Merca” is celebrated every year at the Roccaccia: the marking of the herds that live in the wild on the estates of the Agricultural University

Cardarelli Award

The Cardarelli prize is awarded to literary excellence. The “Meeting with the Author” is the most awaited event in the city.

LOOKING FOR A PLACE
TO EAT OR STAY?

WHERE TO EAT

In search of a great dining experience? Look no further than Tarquinia's old town centre, seaside restaurants, and charming farmhouses. Discover a comprehensive list of facilities that cater to all tastes!

WHERE TO STAY

Whether you're looking for a hotel, a bed and breakfast, or a flat, Tarquinia has the perfect solution to fit your requirements. Click to explore and discover the accommodation that suits you best!

News

Piani degli Alpaca

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Piani degli Alpaca is the largest alpaca farm in Italy. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and exciting experience.

Madonna di Valverde

Madonna di Valverde

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.

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MUNICIPALITY OF TARQUINIA

Department of Tourism
Tax Code and VAT No. 00129650560

Education, Sport, Tourism, Cultural Activities

Piazza Matteotti, 6 – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766 849224
Email: comune.tarquinia@comune.tarquinia.vt.it
https://www.comune.tarquinia.vt.it/it-it/home

Info Point

I.A.T. Tourist Information

Barriera San Giusto – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766849282
Email: info.turismo@tarquinia.net

Contact Us

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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori

Nativity Play

Nativity Play

Nativity Play

The old town centre of Tarquinia is converted into a vast open-air stage where more than 200 participants in costumes take part in the event that involves the whole town. The event, held in the oldest quarters of the old town, is a reconstruction of settings and situations from the first century A.D. in Israel, transforming Tarquinia into a miniature Bethlehem. Wooden benches, straw, jute, and cloth are used to create typical situations of that time, such as the market for goods and livestock, the sale of slaves, the census, and the inn. Additionally, a large Roman camp is reconstructed, complete with tents, horses, chariots, and legionnaires in training. On the day of the Epiphany, 6th January, the three Magi, accompanied by three real camels, reach the Nativity scene, crossing the town in a grand procession in which all participants take part.

Photo credits: DotRAW Associazione Culturale Fotografia e Cinema

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!

Madonna di Valverde

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.

Io pittore per caso

This artistic event is open to everyone and celebrates creativity and talent.

DiVino Etrusco

The fusion of wine and culture in Tarquinia is referred to as ‘DiVino Etrusco’.

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Along the streets of the city, paintings and floral carpets of considerable value are created during the Corpus Domini event.

Agricultural Machinery Exhibition

At Tarquinia Lido, the production of over 250 companies that produce agricultural machinery is presented every spring.

Procession of the Risen Christ

On Easter Sunday, the Procession of the “Christ running” is celebrated. The statue of the Risen Christ is carried through the streets of the city.

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Tarquinia still preserves the tradition of celebrations dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate, protector of animals.

Nativity Play

With the living nativity scene, the historic center of Tarquinia is transformed into a large open-air stage. More than 200 partecipants in costumes.

The “Merca”

The “Merca” is celebrated every year at the Roccaccia: the marking of the herds that live in the wild on the estates of the Agricultural University

Cardarelli Award

The Cardarelli prize is awarded to literary excellence. The “Meeting with the Author” is the most awaited event in the city.

LOOKING FOR A PLACE
TO EAT OR STAY?

WHERE TO EAT

In search of a great dining experience? Look no further than Tarquinia's old town centre, seaside restaurants, and charming farmhouses. Discover a comprehensive list of facilities that cater to all tastes!

WHERE TO STAY

Whether you're looking for a hotel, a bed and breakfast, or a flat, Tarquinia has the perfect solution to fit your requirements. Click to explore and discover the accommodation that suits you best!

News

Piani degli Alpaca

Piani degli Alpaca

Piani degli Alpaca is the largest alpaca farm in Italy. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and exciting experience.

Madonna di Valverde

Madonna di Valverde

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.

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MUNICIPALITY OF TARQUINIA

Department of Tourism
Tax Code and VAT No. 00129650560

Education, Sport, Tourism, Cultural Activities

Piazza Matteotti, 6 – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766 849224
Email: comune.tarquinia@comune.tarquinia.vt.it
https://www.comune.tarquinia.vt.it/it-it/home

Info Point

I.A.T. Tourist Information

Barriera San Giusto – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766849282
Email: info.turismo@tarquinia.net

Contact Us

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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori

The “Merca”

The “Merca”

The “Merca”

In the area of Roccaccia, the yearly celebration of marking the herds that graze in the wild in the extensive lands of the Università Agraria takes place.
This event offers an opportunity for visitors to experience the customs and traditions of the cowboys known as butteri from the Maremma region in Tuscany who, in the past, had the difficult job of capturing and taming cattle.
During the festival, visitors can watch equestrian competitions and tests of skill on horseback, as well as savour local produce and wines.

Photo credits: DotRAW Associazione Culturale Fotografia e Cinema

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!

Madonna di Valverde

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.

Io pittore per caso

This artistic event is open to everyone and celebrates creativity and talent.

DiVino Etrusco

The fusion of wine and culture in Tarquinia is referred to as ‘DiVino Etrusco’.

Corpus Christi Flower Carpet

Along the streets of the city, paintings and floral carpets of considerable value are created during the Corpus Domini event.

Agricultural Machinery Exhibition

At Tarquinia Lido, the production of over 250 companies that produce agricultural machinery is presented every spring.

Procession of the Risen Christ

On Easter Sunday, the Procession of the “Christ running” is celebrated. The statue of the Risen Christ is carried through the streets of the city.

Saint Anthony Abbot and the Carnival

Tarquinia still preserves the tradition of celebrations dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate, protector of animals.

Nativity Play

With the living nativity scene, the historic center of Tarquinia is transformed into a large open-air stage. More than 200 partecipants in costumes.

The “Merca”

The “Merca” is celebrated every year at the Roccaccia: the marking of the herds that live in the wild on the estates of the Agricultural University

Cardarelli Award

The Cardarelli prize is awarded to literary excellence. The “Meeting with the Author” is the most awaited event in the city.

LOOKING FOR A PLACE
TO EAT OR STAY?

WHERE TO EAT

In search of a great dining experience? Look no further than Tarquinia's old town centre, seaside restaurants, and charming farmhouses. Discover a comprehensive list of facilities that cater to all tastes!

WHERE TO STAY

Whether you're looking for a hotel, a bed and breakfast, or a flat, Tarquinia has the perfect solution to fit your requirements. Click to explore and discover the accommodation that suits you best!

News

Piani degli Alpaca

Piani degli Alpaca

Piani degli Alpaca is the largest alpaca farm in Italy. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and exciting experience.

Madonna di Valverde

Madonna di Valverde

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.

Instagram

Facebook

MUNICIPALITY OF TARQUINIA

Department of Tourism
Tax Code and VAT No. 00129650560

Education, Sport, Tourism, Cultural Activities

Piazza Matteotti, 6 – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766 849224
Email: comune.tarquinia@comune.tarquinia.vt.it
https://www.comune.tarquinia.vt.it/it-it/home

Info Point

I.A.T. Tourist Information

Barriera San Giusto – 01016 Tarquinia (VT)
Telephone: (+39) 0766849282
Email: info.turismo@tarquinia.net

Contact Us

9 + 15 =

Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori