Tarquinia stands at a height of 132 metres on a hilltop in the Lazio Maremma, just a few kilometres from the sea. The area is a mixture of plains and gentle hills, and has good road and rail connections with Rome, Fiumicino airport and the port of Civitavecchia.
Cultural and natural attractions in the area
Tarquinia is on a hill near the ancient Etruscan city of “Tarcna” (9th century B.C.) It was a bishopric from the fourth century onwards and was known by the old name of Corneto. In 2004, UNESCO declared Tarquinia a World Heritage Site, for although it is famous for its Etruscan heritage it is also equally well-known for its mediaeval history. An example of this is the town’s historic centre.