Tarchna, Corneto, Tarquinia

The Tarquinia territory, one of the vastest in Italy, stretches from the shadowy woods of Viterbo all the way to the sunny beaches of the Tyrrhenian coast.
Throughout the centuries this land provided food and shelter to numerous peoples.
The present-day Tarquinia, with its pulsing vitality and in full expansion, is the living aspect of a constellation of other cities that died silently and whose traces can still be seen. In summer you can sunbathe on the local beaches and swim in the calm waters of the Tyrrhenian sea, but in any season you can enjoy the coast, the countryside, the woods. The city has a lot to offer at any time of the year.

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Magistrate’s Tower

This tower is constructed for the magistrates (12th-13th centuries), which obliged the use of an architectural continuity with respect to the surrounding edifices. There is a square floor plan with a wall facing made of “macco” stones placed horizontally and cemented with a mixture of lime, sand and “pozzolana”. At the base, the wall is smooth and is interrupted by the portal, consisting of a semi-circular lowered arch. Two single-lancet windows are set at the axis of the tower: one with a semi-circular arch decorated by a protruding cornice with an acute curve made of “nenfro” and the second with a semi-circular arch which has been sealed.

Culture, History and Heritage

THE ETRUSCANS

THE ETRUSCANS

TARCHNA, CORNETO, TARQUINIA

TARCHNA, CORNETO, TARQUINIA

MAREMMA BETWEEN SEA AND NATURE

MAREMMA BETWEEN SEA AND NATURE

TARQUINIA, A LITERARY PLACE

TARQUINIA, A LITERARY PLACE

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