Necropolis

The peculiarity of the Tarquinia necropolis are the painted tombs whose frescoes are the only such example of the great contemporary Greek painting, that have come down to us. Of the approximately 200 Etruscan tombs with wall paintings, 140 are located in Tarquinia. The tombs ranging from Orientalising age (late Read more…

Etruscan city

The earliest evidence of the city dates back to the ninth century BC and comprises an area of ​​approximately 150 hectares. There are many remains of habitation, which are visible among the ruins of a temple, Ara della Regina, which dates from the fourth century BC. The temple had a Read more…

Fontana Nova

Fontana Nova has a large deep basin covered with barrel vaults, it is bounded on the bottom by a ‘macco’ lining with six arches, on columns with capitals, at 2 meters from the rock. Here were six spouts that receive water from a conduit. The fountain dates back to the Read more…

Palazzo Vitelleschi

The palace was built in 1436 by Cardinal G. Vitelleschi, incorporating existing structures. In front you can see the different stages of construction with the presence of Gothic and Renaissance elements. The Renaissance style is evident in the wing with a portal surmounted by a triangular pediment, with the emblem Read more…

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