Etruscan Treasures: Tarquinia & Tuscania

  • Port

    Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

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 Bolsenae 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 in the medieval city center and 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.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 and 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.

Notes:

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. 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.