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The ancient city of Tarquinia was located at Pian di Civita in the vicinity of today's city. At least since the end of the fifth century. BC the city was protected by a massive fortified walls made of squared blocks of limestone and 8 km long marked an urban area of about 135 hectares.
On the plateau are visible the remains of a sanctuary in use from the late bronze age for many centuries, the walls, the remains of urban residential quarters and the impressive ruins of the Temple of ' Ara of the Queen '. The latter is the largest of the Etruscan temples known today: built on a large podium with
The Museum is housed in the splendid Palazzo Vitelleschi, constructed between 1436 and 1439 at the behest of Cardinal Giovanni Vitelleschi, under Pope Eugene IV. The building, one of the most important monuments of the early Renaissance in Lazio, was used between 1 ' other accommodation of princely pontiffs in their stops at Corneto.
Later the family past, in 1900 the Soderini Palace was purchased by the municipality of Tarquinia which, in 1916, gave him over because the State perpetuates dedicated to Archaeological Museum. Opened in 1924 by the merger of two historic nineteenth-century collect
The Monterozzi Hill, 6 Km long and home to the main town, necropolis extends parallel to the Tyrrhenian coast, between this and 1 ' hill of Civita stood where the Etruscan city.
The tombs cover practically the whole Hill; If you know more than 6,000, mostly rock-hewn rooms and topped with mounds. It is precisely the latter, now barely visible today on the ground because it flattened by agricultural works (but only a century ago they were counting more than 600), which gave the Hill its name popular and meaningful.
The extraordinary series of painted tombs-we know about-200 is the most prestigiou