Tarquinia - Festa della Merca by Piero Campagnucci

Festa della Merca

The Festa della Merca, or the “marking” of animals, is an event that traces the history and folklore of the Maremma traditions and its protagonists. An event that for half a century has characterized the history of the village of Tarquinia and Tuscia and which also represents the entrance of Read more…

Scorsone

The black truffle or scorsone has a scent not overly strong and a bitter mushroom flavor. It is located in the vicinity of oak and turkey oak trees and is harvested between May and July. The ancient Romans considered it, along with the farro, an important tonic. The presence of Read more…

Artichoke

Tarquinia is an area for growth of ​​the type “Roman artichokes”. According to tradition, the Etruscans introduced the cultivation of the artichoke in the territory of Tarquinia and it was reintroduced in the early 1900s. In 1930 it was on display in the first exhibition of Tarquinia vegetables and, in Read more…

Divino Etruscan

Divino Etruscan is the festival dedicated to the combination of wine and culture. The gastronomic journey involves winemakers of the ancient Etruscan Dodecapoli and it winds along the streets of Old Town. The tastings are guided by sommeliers of international renown and the evenings are enlivened by live music, exhibitions, Read more…

Wild Boar Festival

In July there is a festival to enjoy wild boar, a major staple of the local cuisine of the Maremma district. During the festival days “The Boar White Nights” are celebrated with markets, street artists and music.

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