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Tarquinia was a powerful Etruscan city, later conquered by Rome. In the middle ages, the
town's center shifted to its current location overlooking the Mediterranean. The Etruscan
“necropolises”, a UNESCO world heritage site, contain nearly 6,000 tombs carved into the
soft local stone, many covered by frescoes depicting the everyday life of the ancient
Etruscans
Modern Tarquinia (population 16,630) enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate
the year round. It offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, museums and
theaters, a free bus service within the walls of the “Centro Storico” and
regular city buses to the train station and beaches below.
Below are two videos describing Tarquinia.

This video appeared  on Italian national TV (RAI) on a program called "Sereno Variabile" (30 min).
It's in Italian only. We are working on an English translation, so please check back. In the meantime,
have a look anyway - the images are just wonderful.  
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This video entitled "Discover Tarquinia" (4 min) was prepared by the TLN.
The National Museum, housed in the Renaissance Palazzo Vitelleschi (1436), boasts a
large collection of Etruscan archaeological artifacts. Among the many notable churches is
Santa Maria di Castello (1121-1208). Much of the medieval walls still survive as well as
numerous medieval towers.