Tours from Rome - Day trips from Rome - TARQUINIA AND ETRUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

TARQUINIA AND ETRUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

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.

NOTE THAT THIS TOUR CAN COMBINE ALSO A VISIT TO THE ETRUSCAN TOMBS OF TARQUINIA WITH A VISIT TO THE TOWN OF ORVIETO, SKIPPING THEN THE VISIT TO TUSCANIA

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.

Pax
1-3
4-6
7-8
Rate
450.00
500.00
550.00

For more passengers please contact us

We don’t request any deposit!!!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents

We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – NO AMEX) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer.

Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euro.

If payment is made with credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign a ONE TIME payment authorization form, provided by us.

If payment is made with wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %.

If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. THE TOTAL WILL BE INDICATED IN YOUR FINAL CONTRACT. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents

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