Tarquinia, VT, Italy
Tarquinia, a medieval town famous for its archaeological remains, is situated just a few kilometres from Tuscany, in Northern Lazio, very close to Capalbio and Monte Argentario and less than an hour drive from Podere Santa Pia.
The town is situated on a small hill, overlooking the beautiful natural landscape of the Alta Tuscia below and immersed amongst the enchanting valleys of the Marta River and the extraordinary territory of Bassa Maremma, In the heart of a territory rich in history.
Ancient Tarquinia was one of Eturuia's most important cities. Tarquinia is one of the best places to see Etruscan tombs and it is one of central Italy's UNESCO World Heritage sites. There is an excellent archaeological museum with Etruscan finds and its medieval center and main piazza, Piazza Cavour, are interesting. The cathedral has good frescoes dating from 1508 and there are several other churches you can visit. Tourist Information can be found in Piazza Cavour.
Tarquinia is 92 km north of Rome and 5 km from the sea in the area known as Northern Lazio. The town can be reached by train from Rome.