The Eternal City Tours presents:
Visit Tarquinia, one of Etruscans' most important cities. It has the greatest Etruscan museum in the world, housing exceptionally preserved sarcophagi, paintings, tombs, frescoes from the 6th to 1st centuries B.C. and the largest Etruscan necropolis.
The tour starts at the National Archeological Museum, located in Palazzo Vitelleschi, a beautiful 15th Century palace with an incredible collection of Etruscan Art: stone sarcophagi, reclining figures, terracotta objects, pottery, coins, tools and jewelry.
The tour continues outside the city center to the Etruscan necropolis of Monterozzi. The necropolis possesses the most important painted tombs in Etruria, mostly rock-cut chamber tombs dating from the 6th to the 4th century BC.
Today the location of more than 150 painted tombs are known. The Tarquinia tomb frescos are well preserved in many cases, and modern understanding owes much of our insight into Etruscan lifestyle to the Tarquinia frescos.