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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.

Etruscans of Italy Day Trip to Tarquinia and Tuscania

2. Etruscans of Italy Day Trip to Tarquinia and Tuscania

Travel back to the days of the Etruscans on a full-day shore excursion by private minivan from Civitavecchia. First, transfer to Tarquinia in the province of Viterbo to explore one of the oldest cities of the Etruscan League. Here, a local guide will take you the Necropolis of Monterozzi where some of the 6,000 Etruscan tombs date back to the 7th century BCE. Marvel at chambers carved in rock, erotic frescoes, and mythical scenes of banquets, horse racing, demons and more. Next, stroll the medieval walls of Tarquinia, and go to the romantic 12th-century Church of Santa Maria in Castello. Take in panoramic views of Tuscany and the Tyrrhenian Sea before driving to the seaside for lunch. Enjoy a bracing walk in the Natural Reserve, looking out for flamingos and migratory birds. Transfer to Tuscania, a major trading city during the age of the Etruscans, and one of the first bishopric seats in Italy. Go to the Lateran church of Saint Peter, and the finely decorated church of Santa Maria Maggiore. See ancient sarcophagi at the Etruscan Museum. Then, marvel at the medieval Tower of Lavello, and the fountain of Fontana delle Sette Cannelle. Although one day is not enough to solve the mysteries of the Lords of the Sea, by the time you transfer back to Civitavecchia you will have a good idea how the Etruscan civilization influenced the Ancient Romans.

Private Tour Before the Romans: Tarquinia's UNESCO Site

3. Private Tour Before the Romans: Tarquinia's UNESCO Site

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.

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What people are saying about Civitavecchia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 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.