Tarquinia is home to some of the most spectacular tombs in all of Italy. Highlights include the Tarquinia National Museum and the Etruscan Necropolis. Housed in a Gothic palace from the mid-15th century, Tarquinia National Museum features a wide variety of exhibits such as gold jewelry and decorated sarcophagi (tombs). One of the biggest attractions on site is a pair of terra cotta winged horses, in Hellenistic style that is considered a masterpiece of Etruscan art. Tombs, paintings and more can be found at Etruscan Necropolis (+39 0766-856308). To get to Tarquinia, take one of eight buses daily from the Via Lepanto stop in Rome (2-hour trip) or take the diretto train from the Roma Ostiense station (50-minute trip). Bus schedules: +39 0766-856384.
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