Tarquinia today is an important UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the first stop on the Etruscan Triangle Itinerary. It lies on the western side of the Viterbo Region (western Lazio) on a calcareous terrace, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Tarquinia is also the most Etruscan town of Etruria (10th and 9th BC) and preserves the well-known painted tombs which are a treasure of inestimable value.Worthy to see is the 16th c. Palazzo Vitelleschi (located in the center), home of the National Etruscan Museum. Its three floors of vases, sarcophagi and gold jewellery are not to be missed. The elegant high-relief “Winged Horses” will captivate the first time visitor. Enchanting is the original town of " Civita “ lying on a rocky plane to the east of which there is Tarquinia today.
Walking through Tarquinia’s narrow streets, the beautiful piazza is full of shops and typical restaurants, and Mediaval buildings.As you arrive to the top of the town along the walls to S.Maria in Castello, the visitor will be rewarded with wide views of the surrounding countryside.