The Etruscans, who lived in Etruria, were known as Tyrrhenians by the Greeks.
Early Rome was deeply influenced by Etruscan culture (the word “Rome” is Etruscan). The Etruscans also gained control of Corsica.
The Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, south of the Arno river, western Umbria and northern and central Lazio. As distinguished by its unique language, this civilization endured from before the time of the earliest Etruscan inscriptions until its assimilation into the Roman Republic, beginning in the late 4th century BC with the Roman–Etruscan Wars.
Although the Etruscans developed a system of writing, the Etruscan language remains only partly understood, and only a handful of texts of any length survive, making modern understanding of their society and culture heavily dependent on much later and generally disapproving Roman and Greek sources. Politics was based on the small city and probably the family unit. In their heyday, the Etruscan elite grew very rich through trade with the Celtic world to the north and the Greeks to the south and filled their large family tombs with imported luxuries. Archaic Greece had a huge influence on their art and architecture, and Greek mythology was evidently very familiar to them.
TARQUINIA ETRUSCAN NECROPOLIS
The drive take 30 minutes-you will reach the site of the Etruscan tombs. It looks like an olive tree field but be careful because shaded by these one hundred year old plants you will enter archaeological gems.
TARQUINIA ETRUSCAN MUSEUM
Another gem in the little town of Tarquinia. Only if you combine the visit of the tombs with the museum visit you can really absorb at the best experience and experience of the Etruscan Civilization.
TARQUINIA: THE TOWN
After the more demanding visit of the Archaeological part of the town, please find the time to explore the other parts of it. During your free time, take the opportunity to walk through the narrow streets and do not miss the wonderful view of the BELVEDERE has to offer.
TIME FOR LUNCH
Be open minded and adventurous. The driver will take you to an isolated trattoria which is very authentic regional food.
After lunch incredible. Just a little further north is another unique town of Etruscan Origin where you will go to experience its quietness and wonderful view CHURCH OF SAINT PETER // Not the most famous one, but a little non consecrated church in the middle of the Etruscan countryside. You will not believe your eyes. Even Romeo and Juliet by Zeffirelli was filmed in it.
End of the tour
Back to the pick up location. Between the hours 4-5pm.
- Pick up time: 8 am or as per your confirmation.
- Return time: 4-5pm or as per your confirmation.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE RESERVE ALL RIGHTS TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF ITINERARY. IF NECESSARY AT OUR DISCRETION DUE TO NATURAL CAUSES(ENVIRONMENTAL) OR POLITICAL REASONS(STRIKE/PROTEST)
One of our professional, knowledgeable English speaking driver guides will be waiting at pick up location (where you will be tendered) or agreed location at 8 am, or according to the agreed time. Your driver will be holding a sign with your or your party’s name on it.
Suggested 8 am to avoid big crowds at least in the first part of the morning (it is flexible then you decide when). Back to the port at 4:30 pm (with plenty of time not to miss the ship)
PICK UP PLACE: Right from dock site. As soon as you disembark your ship you will see your private driver holding a sign with your name on it.
- Ports (Pick up is normally 8am or otherwise agreed upon)
Our escort driver will be waiting at the gangway of your cruise ship or outside the cruise ship terminal. The escort driver will be holding up a sign with the group’s name on it. The email that accompanies the voucher you receive at the time of booking will indicate the meeting point for each specific port. We recommend that you meet onboard before exiting the ship. This way you are all together when meeting your escort driver and the tour can commence much more efficiently. Otherwise, the wait time for others will be 20minutes, after which time the tour will proceed.
The escort driver will be waiting at the arrival lobby holding a sign with the name in which the reservation was made under or otherwise stated.
Escort driver will be waiting at the lobby of the hotel. Normally pick up is 8:30am or otherwise stated.
The escort driver will be waiting outside the main doors of the building.
TarquiniaTarquinia, VT, Italia
TuscaniaTuscania, VT, Italia
- Luxury, private air-conditioned vehicle.
- English-speaking driver or escort guide.
- Parking, highway tolls, fuel, all taxes and driver maintenance included.
- Gratuities ranging between 10-20 percent(optional but appreciated)
- No admission to any sites
- For lunch you will have a choice of either grabbing a bite to go or a leisurely meal in a local restaurant. Your driver will make recommendations. Lunch can range from E10-E40
- PRICES ARE IN EURO
- EVERY EXTRA HOUR IS 60 EURO
- BEST NOT TO DO THIS ON A MONDAY AS MUSEUMS ARE CLOSED
- For groups of more than 8 people from Civitavecchia Port we only provide multiple minivans with the maximum number of 8 people in each minivan. This is because minibuses are prohibited from entering the town center. Therefore, a waste of time will incur walking to the destinations, by minivans you will get to your destination directly without wasting time.