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From Civitavecchia: Tarquinia & UNESCO Site Visit with Lunch

1. From Civitavecchia: Tarquinia & UNESCO Site Visit with Lunch

Discover the city of Tarquinia and visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Etruscan necropolis, containing tombs painted more than 3000 years ago, with the help of your local guide. Learn about the extraordinary artwork in the tombs, which predates the Romans and gives unique insight into the ancient culture and daily lives of the Etruscan people.  Leave the necropolis, and follow your guide to one of the most impressive museums on the Etruscans, located in the spectacular Palazzo Vitelleschi. Continue your discovery of Etruscan life and see items of pottery, arts and crafts which have previously been displayed in New York and Paris.  Finish your time in Tarquinia by relaxing and enjoying an authentic Italian lunch, in a traditional local restaurant. Savor the unique and dazzling flavours of the Lazio region, for the perfect end to your day of discovery. Upgrade the default tour option to also explore the underground city of Etruscopolis and see a massive underground quarry from the 4th-century BC featuring recreations of Etruscan homes and see what life was like in a time before the Romans.

Before the Romans: Tarquinia's Unesco Site from C.vecchia

2. Before the Romans: Tarquinia's Unesco Site from C.vecchia

Discover the Etruscans on this guided cultural tour and visit the city of Tarquinia with its UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the ancient Etruscan necropolis with tombs painted more than 3000 years ago. Learn about the extraordinary artwork in the tombs, which predates the Romans and gives unique insight into the ancient culture and daily lives of the Etruscan people. Leave the necropolis go the National Etruscan Museum. While in Tarquinia take the opportunity to relax and enjoy an authentic Italian lunch, in a traditional local restaurant. Savor the unique and dazzling flavors of the Lazio region, for the perfect end to your day of discovery. This tour includes pickup and drop-off from Civitavecchia with an English-speaking driver, air-conditioned transportation. At about 3:30 PM the tour will start to come back to the port of Civitavecchia.

Tarquinia: Necropolis and Museum Private Tour with Tickets

3. Tarquinia: Necropolis and Museum Private Tour with Tickets

Tarquinia was the most important Etruscan city in the seventh century BC and it is particularly famous for the Monterozzi Necropolis (also called Necropoli di Tarquinia), an ancient cemetery from pre-Roman times which houses more than two hundred painted tombs beneath its green mounds. You will explore imposing halls carved into the rock copying Etruscan houses (Necropolis literally means “City of the Dead”) to admire the bright colors used by the ancient Etruscans to paint landscapes, exotic animals and scenes of everyday life. Thanks to our knowledgeable and passionate guide, you will discover the secrets of the most beautiful and fascinating tombs: the tomb of the Leopards, with its banquet scenes that show the incredible freedom of Etruscan women, the tomb of Hunting and Fishing, which represents the typical activities of the aristocracy, the tomb of the Warrior, where funeral rites are represented (including the cruel games that inspired the subsequent gladiator fights)… Walking through the charming alleys of Tarquinia, dotted with medieval towers and splendid palaces, you will reach Palazzo Vitelleschi, which houses in the National Etruscan Museum the most precious treasures of the ancient city: carved sarcophagi, frescoes, jewels made of gold and gemstones, and the famous Winged horses!

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What people are saying about Necropolis of Tarquinia

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Interesting tour and good value for money

This was probably the best value tour we took out of 11 over a recent Med cruise. Our guide (Andrea Gringana ?spelling) was enthusiastic, friendly and informative but not "in your face". Everything was included in the price - travel, coffee, lunch, entrance tickets. We decided that a switch-over day in Civitavecchia was probably not long enough to go to Rome for a sensible period of time so we stayed locally. We'd never heard of Tarquinia past or present but it's well worth a visit. The only thing to note is that the ancient Etruscan necropolis consists of rooms underground, each reached by a steep staircase and therefore this tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. The size of the port of Civitavecchia and the rules associated with it mean that the guide cannot meet you inside the port gates so you need to take the shuttle bus to the entrance and meet them at the drop-off point immediately outside.

Andrea was knowledgeable, friendly and a local so he knew all the best places to see. Pickup and drop off was easy. I know we would not have seen all the special places that he was able to see on our own. No question - book with Andrea!

Great tour if your looking to get away from the crowds. our driver was prompt, personable, knowledgeable and genuinely proud of her city/country. Time on site was more than adequate. You do have to descend stairs in order to see tombs.

We were lucky to have Andrea as driver and guide. We had plenty of time for necropolis and Tarquinia wonderful museum. Andrea made us discover the rich and beautiful city of Tarquinia. Restaurant was authentic and nice.

Enjoy a good day with Italian lunch in Tarquinia & UNESCO Site. The guide is helpful and gave us enough time to explore the little hill town so that we could take a lot of photo. Thanks a lot.