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Along with St. Peter's Basilica, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture in Italy. It was also the first cathedral of Tuscania and the only, for ancient privilege to have an immersion baptismal font with a bathtub that is still well preserved.
The origins of the building date back to the 8th century, but the Church was almost entirely rebuilt in the late 11TH and early 12th century before being fully restored and again take up the present form with three naves.
The building is flanked by a massive bell tower that held the dual function of recall for t
The Church of San Pietro in Tuscania is a jewel of Romanesque-Lombard.
Placed on the top of the homonymous Hill, flanked by two tall towers, show all her charms when its façade and its White Rose appear to the visitor which turns the courtyard, enriched from etruscan tombs.
The Hill of San Pietro was the seat of the ancient Etruscan city, and it is not excluded that the present basilica was founded in the 8th century on the ruins of a pagan temple (are evident all around the ruins of the Acropolis etrusco-Roman) and underwent various architectural transformations over the centuries. In the 11th
Based in the Franciscan Monastery founded in 1247, adjacent to the Church of s. Maria del Riposo. The first section of the Museum was opened in 1988; consists of 4 rooms on the ground floor where exposes the funerary complex of noble Hellenistic period (IV-II sec.a.C.). Of particular importance are the funerary complex from three rock tombs of Curunas family: next to nenfro sarcophagi with lids restituenti all round the figure of the deceased, faliscan, ceramics are ceretane, vulcenti and/or tarquiniesi, and chiusine. Of particular importance in materials related to bronze or female world banq
About 2 Km to S-SW of Tuscania is the Madonna dell'olivo, so named from the adjoining Church. As already active in archaic Etruscan necropolis notoriety you must above all to the presence of tombs of the Hellenistic age (4th-1st century BC) arranged on various levels and sometimes with architectural facades and carved decorations. Notes are primarily the Queen's Cave, explored in the last century and connected with a system of tunnels not clear meaning and the tombs of the Curunas family that found between 1967 and 1970, returned rich accoutrements (4th-1st century BC) now exposed at the Archa