Tarquinia trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Tarquinia, formerly Corneto, is an old city in the province of Viterbo, Lazio, Italy known chiefly for its outstanding and unique ancient Etruscan tombs in the widespread necropoli or cemeteries which it overlies, for which it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.In 1922 it was renamed after the ancient city of Tarquinii (Roman) or Tarch(u)na (Etruscan). Although little is visible of the once great wealth and extent of the ancient city, archaeology is increasingly revealing glimpses of past glories.LocationThe Etruscan and Roman city is situated on the long plateau of La Civita to the north of the current town.The ancient burial grounds (necropoli), dating from the Iron Age (9th century BC, or Villanovan period) to Roman times, were on the adjacent promontories including that of today's Tarquinia.HistoryThe Etruscan CityTarquinii was one of the most ancient and important Etruscan cities; the ancient myths connected with Tarchuna, all point to the great antiquity and cultural importance of the city; and the archaeological finds bear out that Tarchuna was one of the oldest Etruscan centres which eclipsed its neighbours well before the advent of written records. It is said to have been already a flourishing city when Demaratus of Corinth brought in Greek workmen.To arrange what you want to do in Tarquinia, use our Italy itinerary planning tool.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Tarquinia
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Tarquinia tours
$172 BOOK WITH VIATOR From Civitavecchia Before The Romans: The Etruscan UNESCO Site of Tarquinia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
$115 BOOK WITH VIATOR E-bike Experience in small group from Orvieto to Civita and beyond, with lunch
Duration: 6 hours
Popular things to do in Tarquinia
Hidden gems in Tarquinia
Historic Sites in Tarquinia
Side trips from Tarquinia
Museums in Tarquinia
Theme Parks in Tarquinia
Places to visit with Tarquinia
RomeTrip planner BEST FOR: Ruin, Fountain, Nightlife TivoliTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Ruin, Water Park RietiTrip planner BEST FOR: Ruin, Historic Site, Historic Walking Area SubiacoTrip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Mountain, Water Body ViterboTrip planner BEST FOR: Thermal Spa, Garden, Historic Walking Area
Recently planned trips to Tarquinia
60 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Venice Padua Vicenza 37 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY La Spezia Volterra Orvieto 48 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Venice Sirmione Bergamo 8 days in Tarquinia, Fiumicino & Vatican City BY A USER FROM NAMIBIA Tarquinia Fiumicino Vatican City 18 days in Italy BY A USER FROM FINLAND Rome Naples Sorrento 24 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY Bologna Bolsena Civita Castellana