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!
LOOKING FOR A PLACE
TO EAT OR STAY?
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!
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!
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.