Tarquinia The Essential
Interesting
Tarquinia, crowning a rocky spur facing the sea, is famous for its Etruscan necropolis. The town, in all likelihood founded in the 9C BC by the Villanovian civilisation, controlled the whole coast of Etruria in the 6C BC. After being ruled by the Romans, malaria, followed by invasions by the Lombards, forced its inhabitants to leave the old town and move to the present site.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Tarquinia
Necropoli etrusca (Etruscan necropolis)
Necropoli etrusca (Etruscan necropolis)
Up on a deserted plateau, the necropolis
60 minutes
Museo Nazionale Etrusco
Museo Nazionale Etrusco
This museum in the Vitelleschi palace
90 minutes
S. Maria in Castello
S. Maria in Castello
Near to a high medieval tower, this
15 minutes
Etruscan necropolis
Etruscan necropolis
Nestling in the limestone cliffs on
30 minutes