Tarquinia Dream Tour
Tarquinia Tombs Tour of Rome
A perfect tour for those wanting to explore more than Rome, this full day Rome excursion to Tarquinia will satisfy your curiosity. Explore four ancient tombs with funeral paintings on their walls. Proceed to the heart of the old town center to see the church of Santa Maria di Castello, the Tower of Matilde di Canossa, and the Palazzo Comunale. This Civitavecchia tour is ideal for history buffs and newcomers to Tarquinia.
Leave Civitavecchia by shuttle and enjoy a drive approximately 90 km north of Rome to a town with 6,000 tombs, 200 of which have wall paintings. Four of the tombs at the Necropolis of Monterozzi will be available for you to visit. You'll be led by guides from the Artetruria Association. The tombs of the Panther, Baron, Bulls, and Augurs provide insight into 6th Century BC Etruscan life.
Continue to the old center of Tarquinia, where you'll stroll by and admire the Church of Santa Maria di Castello, displaying a Romanesque-Gothic architectural style. The outer facade is simple in design, but upon closer examination, its main archway is elaborately designed. See the Tower of Matilde di Canossa, or what is locally referred to as the Torrione. Near the double gates, it acted as protection from enemies during medieval times. Here, you can view an impressive panorama of the vicinity.
Visit the Palazzo Comunale (the Town Hall) to admire the frescoes incorporating both the history and mythology of Tarquinia. Of course, your visit would not be complete without enjoying some of the local food and wine during your free time in Tarquinia.
Your shuttle will take you back to Civitavecchia to return you to port after a fascinating excursion into a little known locale showcasing Italy's past. Though not as well known as Rome, Tarquinia is a pearl waiting to be uncovered. Book this excursion today to discover its beauty.
Reviewer: William Morgan
Not far north of the port of Civitavecchia, is the ancient city of Tarquinia, which has underground, painted Etruscan tombs for viewing from the time before the Roman Empire. The modern town of Tarquinia is quaint and picturesque. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We finished with a guided tour of the Roman baths quite close to the port of Civitavecchia. This small group was preferable to being loaded in the bus by the cruise company.
Having been to Rome many times we were looking for something different to do when we docked at Civitavecchia. We visited a huge Roman bath site just outside of Civitavecchia; we were the only ones there. Our tour guide Lucca was so knowledgeable about the site. We then went on to Tarquinia and the tombs. Having been to Luxor Valley of the Kings - the tombs in Tarquinia are just as impressive and much more accessible. This tour is definitely a must do.
Reviewer: simon ellis
Exultant tour, very good tour guide with local knowledge.
Reviewer: Teresa ferguson
Many times when I travel with a group of friends I will sit out of a part of the excursions because I use a cane and will slow up the group. So when the guide pointed up a steep hill to show where we were going, I told my friends I would meet them in the park in Tara Quinault. As I was positioning myself for a place to sit out the tour, our tour guide got special permission to take the van up in the town. He didn't want me to miss out. We all had a great day and learned so much about this beautiful area.