Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
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Approximately 8½ Hours
Begin your tour with a drive to Tarquinia, founded in the 7th century BC, and now known as a magnificent Etruscan burial ground. You will see the Palazzo Vitelleschi -- an excellent example of early Renaissance architecture, whose Archeological Museum houses the remains of the mysterious Etruscan population. Visit the necropolis, containing thousands of tombs dating from the 6th to the 1st century BC, many of which have not yet been explored.
Enjoy a traditional lunch with Italian wine.
Then, visit Lake Bolsena situated in the northern Lazio region. It is fed mainly by rainwater and on its fertile shores are forests of oak and chestnut trees as well as farms growing olives, grapes and vegetables.
Tuscania village is located on a plateau nearby, above the River Marta, and is one of the oldest towns of Italy -- a cradle of the Etruscan civilization from 900 - 700 BC. Take a walk in the medieval city center to a vantage point from which you'll admire two great Paleo-Christian basilicas, built in the 9th century. These are still well preserved. The ancient walls lend an air of serenity to this charming place.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. Each guest is responsible for returning his/her headset after the tour. Missing headsets incur a €50 fee. Tour requires walking over uneven surfaces and inclines. The visit to the tombs in the Etruscan necropolis is not advisable for guests suffering from claustrophobia. Tour does not operate on Mondays.