Strolling through the centre of the town, visitors will come upon its many charming spots and experience the grandeur of its towers. Meandering along its narrow streets, unexpectedly opening out on to large squares embellished by a church façade, they will arrive at the ancient walls of the town bordering the soaring cliffside. From this viewpoint the eye can roam over the suggestive landscape, taking in the merging colours of the golden wheat fields, the green countryside, and the different shades of brown of the lands rolling towards the blue sea.
The charm of Past
Tourists may also take in Tarquinia’s many Etruscan finds by visiting the aristocratic Palazzo Vitelleschi, in itself a masterpiece of Gothic-Renaissance architecture, now housing the National Museum.
The Etruscan necropolis, just outside the town, 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.
At the foot of the town, its seaside resort, complete with urban facilities immersed in the surrounding countryside, offers visitors several types of accommodation from camping grounds to self-catering apartments and hotels.
Tarquinia’s accommodation facilities are well known throughout the peninsula: the residential areas of Marina Velca, Spinicci, Tarquinia Lido, Sant’Agostino, Riva dei Tarquini and the hotels situated in the town centre offer innumerable comforts.
The climate is mild even in winter, and steady breezes, which make sailing and windsurfing perfect, relieve the summer heat. Its diversified geographical make-up render it also suitable for international sports events such as triathlon, cycling and marathons, which would be difficult to hold elsewher