Tarquinia, about an hour and a half from Rome by car, has a beautiful historical centre full of medieval and Renaissance places. The history of the city is closely tied to the history of the Etruscans, having been one of the oldest cities inhabited by this people.
The magnificent frescoes in some tombs in the necropolis bear witness to how this ancient people lived, but above all, the great importance they placed on death and the afterlife.
Some buildings  of great artistic interest in the historical centre, worth mentioning, are Palazzo Vitelleschi, home to the National Museum, and the Church of Santa Maria in Castello.
But the most spectacular feature of Tarquinia’s panorama are the bare or untouched towers that can be found everywhere: isolated in the squares or meadows or incorporated into the homes of ancient and powerful families, such as Palazzo dei Priori, a massive urban fortification that flaunts as many as six.
Perspective of a medieval tower in Tarquinia town. Region Lazio, central Italy.
Perspective of a medieval tower in Tarquinia town. Region Lazio, central Italy.
Facade of the Cathedral of the medieval city of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Facade of the Cathedral of the medieval city of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Entrances, walls, towers and alleys of the medieval remains of the city of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, central Italy
Entrances, walls, towers and alleys of the medieval remains of the city of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, central Italy
Entrances, walls, towers and alleys of the medieval remains of the city of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, central Italy
The tower and The facade of The church of Saint Maria in the castle in Tarquina medieval town. Region Lazio, central Italy
The tower and The facade of The church of Saint Maria in the castle in Tarquina medieval town. Region Lazio, central Italy
The facade of The church of Saint Maria in the castle in Tarquina medieval town. Region Lazio, central Italy
Interion of The church of Saint Maria in the castle in Tarquina medieval town. Region Lazio, central Italy
Interion of The church of Saint Maria in the castle in Tarquina medieval town. Region Lazio, central Italy
Interion of The church of Saint Maria in the castle in Tarquina medieval town. Region Lazio, central Italy
Interion of The church of Saint Maria in the castle in Tarquina medieval town. Region Lazio, central Italy
Panoramic view of the medieval city of Tarquinia and its characteristic medieval towers. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Medieval gate which is called Porta di Castello in Tarquinia medieval town. Region Lazio, Italy
Medieval gate which is called Porta di Castello in Tarquinia medieval town. Region Lazio, Italy
The church of Saint Maria in the castle and the medieval tower in Tarquina medieval town. Region Lazio, central Italy
Perspective of a medieval tower in Tarquinia town. Region Lazio, central Italy.
Perspective of a medieval tower in Tarquinia town. Region Lazio, central Italy.
Perspective of a medieval tower in Tarquinia town. Region Lazio, central Italy.
Characteristic alley in the historic center of the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Perspective of a medieval tower in Tarquinia town. Region Lazio, central Italy.
Perspective of a medieval tower in Tarquinia town. Region Lazio, central Italy.
facade of the Church of S. Martino in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Characteristic alley in the historic center of the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Characteristic alley in the historic center of the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Architectural detail of a bell tower in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the central avenue of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the medieval town of Tarquinia. In the picture you can see the Piazza Giacomo Matteotti the fountain, the Church of the Suffrage and the palaces of the city municipality. Lazio Region, Central Italy
view of the medieval walls of the historic center of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Palazzo Vitelleschi, seat of the National Archaeological Museum of the medieval city of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Palazzo Vitelleschi, seat of the National Archaeological Museum of the medieval city of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Facade of the monumental complex of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Facade of the monumental complex of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Inside view of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Inside view of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Inside view of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Inside view of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Inside view of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
Inside view of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
View of the bell tower of the church of San Francesco in the medieval town of Tarquinia. Lazio Region, Central Italy
view of the archaeological area of the Etruscan necropolis in Tarquinia town. Lazio Region, Central Italy

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