Also known as the Necropolis of Monterozzi, the Necropolis of Tarquinia rises in the homonymous locality and is made up of about 6000 tombs, of which the most ancient is datet back to the VII century BC. The Etruscan necropolis stands on a hill of about 6 kilometers, most of which are covered by graves.
Another peculiar aspect of this necropolis is the fact that in many tombs there are groups of ancient frescos that depict funeral scenes, landscapes, jugglers and so forth. Works of great visual impact that make the Necropolis of Tarquinia the most important of the Mediterranean. You can customize the Tarquinia tour by also providing other destinations based on the needs of individual groups.
Duration: Tarquinia tours can take 2 or 3 hours depending on requests.
Place: Appointment to be defined.
Guide: Professional Tourist Guide.
Mode: Entrance not included
Tour of Tarquinia
Tarquinia is located in the heart of Etruria, a region of central Italy in the area of Viterbo. It is an artistic and cultural center of great interest as the seat of the ancient Etruscan civilization. Today the village has a medieval aspect testifying how Tarquinia was a center of great importance in different eras.
The historic center of Tarquinia deserves to be visited and presents places of great interest such as the Duomo, dated 1260; the Church of Santa Maria in Castello, the Church of San Leonardo, the Church of San Giuseppe, the Church of the Santissima Annunziata and the Church of Suffragio.
Among the houses of the village of Tarquinia you can see the remains of an ancient palace, Palazzo dei Priori, as well as several towers that stand out towards the top.
Tarquiniense National Historical Museum
In addition to the Necropolis and the historic center with its many churches and characteristic towers, in Tarquinia there is also a historical museum of great interest. The Tarquiniense National Historical Museum is housed in Palazzo Vitelleschi, built in the fifteenth century by the namesake cardinal.
In the museum are collected the various repositories that from time to time, with the passing of the years, have been found in the excavations of the necropolis of the ancient Etruscan city. Among this findings there are several sarcophagi from the Etruscan period as well as a collection of Greek ceramics.