Tarquinia, cradle of the Etruscan civilization, is situated in a beautiful position on the Tyrrhenian Sea and preserves the testimonies of an uninterrupted history that from the legend of the Etruscan child Tagete leads to the present day.
The famous and powerful Etruscan Tarquinia stood on the Civita hill. Hence the birthplace of three of the 7 kings of Rome: Tarquinio Priscus, Numa Pompilius and Tarquinio the superb. After its destruction, today's town developed on the opposite hill.
Here medieval Tarquinia experienced new and great splendor impressed in the high towers, in the sober and elegant Romanesque churches, in the mighty surrounding walls.