Tours from Rome - Day trips from Rome - Private tours Tarquinia and Etruscan areas

Private tours Tarquinia and Etruscan areas

The tour normally starts at 07:30 am from your accommodation in Rome
After leaving Rome will drive northeast through the countryside to reach after approximately 1 hour

Tarquinia.
It has the greatest Etruscan museum in the world, with well-preserved sarcophagi, paintings, tombs, frescoes

from the 6th to 1st centuries B.C. and the largest Etruscan necropolis.
The heart of Southern Etruria, Etruscan capital, mediaeval township, archaeological site of international

fame and an intense cultural life, rises 133m above sea-level on a plateau from which it scenically overlooks

the Marta River valley and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Visit the aristocratic Palazzo Vitelleschi, in itself a masterpiece of Gothic-Renaissance architecture, now

housing the National Museum.
Proceed the visit to The Etruscan necropolis, just outside the town that includes the most beautiful and

well-preserved tombs of the ancient world, which bear witness to the cult of the dead of a fascinating and

enigmatic people.
They are unique in themselves and only comparable with the Egyptian tombs.
Enjoy lunch in Fattoria valle del Marta a well known wine and oil producer of the area or in a typical

trattoria in Tuscania.Proceed to Tuscania. It was a powerful Etruscan town.
Near the town, particularly along rivers, there are many Etruscan and Roman necropolis, with Etruscan tombs

that has returned many things of Curunas family (IV- II cent. B.C.), now in show, with furnishings, inside

Archaeological National Museum of S.Maria del Riposo (XV cent.).
In Medieval historical center the beautiful Roman basilica of San Pietro (VIII-XI-XIII cent.) stands on the

old Etruscan acropolis, and has a 13th century façade with symbols of the Evangelists.
The interior has massive 11th century columns with beautiful capitals and decorative paving.
A second church, Santa Maria Maggiore (VIII-XII cent.), now out of the inhabited area and completely

surrounded from his boundaries, is also worth seeing.

DURATION: 9 HOURS

NOTES:
This tour is not available on Mondays
Entrance to the Etruscan Museum and Necropoli in Tarquinia is 8.00 Euro


IT IS VERY IMPORTANT:
to dress respectfully for the visit to religious buildings: knees and shoulders covered;
to take with you comfortable walking shoes if possible;
to keep an eye on your wallet; it is recommended not to wear precious jewelry or large amount of cash

RATE:
Price DOES NOT include neither lunch nor entrance fees.

Note that the driver will not enter sites but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing The vehicle will escort you for the entire tour .Walking is limited unlike bus tour where you have to walk the whole day.

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