This is a hilly area crossed by the River Mignone and located between Tarquinia and the mountains called Monti della Tolfa, rich in fauna and vegetation. In the 16th century it became property of the Farnese family, who started there a flourishing farm in 1754. Today, a large part of the area, owned by the Università Agraria, is mainly used for cattle breeding in the wild.
Leopoli – Cencelle
It is a city which was founded by Pope Leo IV (15/08/854; Liber pontificalis), in the territory of Tarquinia near the River Mignone, to save the inhabitants of Centumcellae (today Civitavecchia) from Saracen raids. It was also an episcopal see for five centuries. Annual excavation campaigns are aimed at restoring the urban layout with buildings, churches, burials and objects.
Sport and Routes
For rock climbers, we recommend the Ripa Maiala wall. Mountain bikers and horse riders can venture out on various routes.
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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.
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.