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Bicycle tours

La Farnesiana

Monte S. Angeli

The Etruscans to Cencelle

 1 1/2 days from 110€ pp. (min 4 persons)
This tour is for sport enthusiasts who love the outdoors and the adventure of mountain biking. An authorized MTB guide will accompany this tour. Explore the Maremma countryside and the very passages of the Etruscans and Medieval constructions. At midday, picnic lunch while enjoying the views of the pristine hillsides and the River Mignone. The late afternoon you'll have free to explore the Monuments in the Historical Center of Tarquinia or enjoy the Happy Hour "apperitvo" at the local bars where you can buy a glass of your favorite beverage and snack on the complimentary buffet. Sunday early rise with a bike tour of the Martha Valley and the Etruscan temple "Ara della Regina" with Panoramic views of Tarquinia and Mediterranean Sea.

The Maremma on Bike

2- 1/2 days - from 105€  pp. min 4 persons
This tour is for sport enthusiasts who love the outdoors and the adventure of mountain biking. An authorized MTB guide will accompany this tour. Explore the Maremma countryside and the very passages of the Etruscans and Medieval constructions.Two morning excursions. The late afternoon you'll have free to explore the Monuments in the Historical Center of Tarquinia or enjoy the Happy Hour "apperitvo" at many local bars where you can buy a glass of your favorite cocktail and a buffet of snacks are offered complimentary by the establishment. Sunday early rise with a bike tour of the Martha Valley and the Etruscan City "Ara della Regina" with Panoramic views of Tarquinia and Mediterranean Sea.

The Queens Altar, the dunes

5 hours 20 kms / 8miles medium difficulty 

Depart from Tarquinia loc. Piano on an asphalt road towards Ancarano dirt road for 4miles before starting the 3/4 mile ascent in the Etruscan archaeological zone of Tuscia. Here there is a series of climbs and descents in the location called the Dunes where there are spectacular views of Allumiere, Civitavecchia, Tarquinia and as far as Tuscany and the Argentario Peninsula. The bike tour returns to town passing the 18th century aqueducts, Etruscan Necropolis and enters the historical center of Tarquinia for the conclusion of the escursion. 

 

Ceramics Workshop

Bucchero Ceramics Course

3 days - from 295€ per person (min. 8 persons) 
This is a base course in the Bucchero technique of pottery. Bucchero is most generally associated with a class of ceramics produced in central Italy by the region's pre-Roman Etruscan population. Tarquinia, located in the southern part of the Etruscan heartland, flourished with artisans since 675bc. An expert instuctor on the history and technique of ancient pottery and will demonstrate the steps while you work on your own piece from clay to the firing. The course will include a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology and workshops of local ceramists. Accommodations and 1/2 pension is included.

Etruscan Pottery Class

At the Etruscan Necropolis: 40€ per person + shipping
Weds. / Sat. at 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
Learn how to make Etruscan Bucchero pottery. Class includes the history of Etruscan pottery and the techniques. Each student will have his own piece to work on that will be fired and sent  to your home as a souvenir. A snack will be served during the lesson of local products and wine. Reservations required. Children under 14years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Credit cards accepted.

 

Day Tours

Cheese and Wine Tasting

6 hours
Visit a farm and cheese factory to see the production of cheese from the grazing herds to finished cheese, the Museum of Archaeology in the Historical center and have a wine tasting at a Medieval Tavern while you lunch on regional specialties. Price depends upon group size. Private tour with driver available.
 

Cheese, Wine and Honey

6 hours
Visit a farm where they make mozzarella cheese. You will see the infamous water buffalo or 'Bufalo' whose milk they use for the cheese, taste cheeses from the artiginal factory and see a honey harvest from a passionate beekeeper who has made it his art. The honey harvest is seasonal so you must check if your dates coincide with the harvest. Lunch will be at an Argriturismo where you can have lunch and sip on the local wines. Prices depend upon group size. There are private tours with driver available. 

Country Cooking Classes

6 hours from 60€
This small group cooking class will start with shopping for supplies from the local artisans. Buy meat, vegetables, bread and cheeses from the little shops who sell only local produce. It's not just cooking but a tour of an Italian tradition and life style. You will then go to a characteristic location where you learn to cook real Italian country food, eat and drink the local wine. An authentic Italian experience. Must be 14 years or older. note: There is a tour with Golf and lunch that is at the same time for couples who prefer different tours.

Culture and Lunch on the Mediterranean

6 hours
A tour of the Archealogical Museum and Historical center with a professional tour guide then off to the seaside for a relaxing lunch at a restaurant/beach club on the Mediterranean Sea. A lounge chair and umbrella and towel is furnished by the establishment. Beach club has bar for refreshments and dressing rooms for changing. Outdoor showers for rinsing off. Price depends on size of group.
 

Day Tours on Horseback

8 hours from 100€ (8person min.)
Day tours of the Maremma. Explore the countryside on horseback. See the free roaming cattle of the Universita Agraria and lunch in the wild or at a Agriturismo. A licensed Equestrian tour guide will accompany you through the territory and explain the history and historical structure you incounter. see brochure.

Giglio Island

8 hours
Take a cruise to Giglio and Giannutri Island. This picturesque and tranquil voyage to a small fishing village and crystal clear blue water coastline. Guest can basque in the sun or have a swim and lunch aboard this luxury boat. A real Italian treat and far from the maddening crowds. 
 

Golf and Regional Cuisine

6 hours
A relaxing day of golf and lunch at the Tarquinia Country Club. A nine par course near the mediterranean seaside crownded by the rolling hills of the Maremma. There is a cooking class at the same time for couples who want to take different tours. Prices depend upon group size. Private drivers available for small groups.

Painting the Italian Countryside

7 hours from 50€ : Max/15 persons
No better way than to take home a painting of your memorable holiday. You will stroll through the Historical Center to a picturesque look-out of the surrounding hills and mediterranean sea. An accomplished artists will assist you with the technique if necessary. Art supplies included as well as lunch at a quaint local restaurant.
 

Private Tour of Rome- shore excursion

8-9 hours from € 45 per person

The tour of Rome includes the most beautiful and important monuments of Rome. It is designed to optimize the time available and to make you discover the true Caput Mundi without sacrificing any of the most beautiful of the Italian capital and to his art. It is a private service, even with the possibility of having a tour guide in your language. 

tour includes: Piazza Navona, Phanteon, overlooking the Roman Forum, the Vatican, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Colosseum, with the opportunity to see the Sistine Chapel

 

Private Tours of Bracciano- shore excursion

8-9 hours from € 45 per person

The town of Bracciano, with its Charmful Odescalchi Castle, is located a few kilometers from Rome. Bracciano is known for its castle, but also for its lake and its beaches. On its banks, in addition to lush vegetation, there are considerable stretches of woods that reach into the hills. Also for this tour, you can also have a tour guide in your language. 8-9hours. Pick-up at ship.

 

Private Tours of Orvietto - shore excursion

8-9 hours from € 45 per person
Orvieto, a city founded by the Etruscans and located a few km from Todi, is one of the most fascinating city and visit Umbria. Of the most famous monument is the Cathedral, a beautiful Gothic architecture with a rich façade decorated with mosaics and sculptures. A second famous tourist destination of the city is St. Patrick's Well, a major feat of engineering of the sixteenth century. Orvieto, with its narrow streets and palaces, with its old houses all built with tuff, has a very special compared to other cities of Umbria. Also for this tour, you can also have a tour guide in your language.

Tarquinia and Tuscania - shore excursion

8-9 hours from € 45 per person

A perfect tour for those arriving in Civitavecchia its a cruise ship. You can visit the beautiful Etruscan necropolis - one of the most well-known for its wealth of tombs with painted decorations - and the charming old town of Tuscania with its medieval style still intact. Also for this tour, you can also have a tour guide in your language.

 

Wine and Dine in Etruscan History

6 hour tour 
Visit the National Archaeological Museum, Etruscan Necropolis and Medieval Quarter. An official guide will take you through the museum to see the important artifacs, tombs at the Necropolis and monuments in the historical center. Lunch will be at an authentic regional cuisine restaurant in the historical center where you will dine and have a wine tasting.

 

Farm tour

Cheese, Wine and Honey

6 hours
Visit a farm where they make mozzarella cheese. You will see the infamous water buffalo or 'Bufalo' whose milk they use for the cheese, taste cheeses from the artiginal factory and see a honey harvest from a passionate beekeeper who has made it his art. The honey harvest is seasonal so you must check if your dates coincide with the harvest. Lunch will be at an Argriturismo where you can have lunch and sip on the local wines. Prices depend upon group size. There are private tours with driver available. 

Farm Tours

1/2 day (group minimums apply)
Visit a working farm of the Maremma where you can see livestock, agricultural production and have Lunch at an Agriturismo and taste the regional cuisine. Some farms offer wine tasting. 

 

Golf

Golf and Regional Cuisine

6 hours
A relaxing day of golf and lunch at the Tarquinia Country Club. A nine par course near the mediterranean seaside crownded by the rolling hills of the Maremma. There is a cooking class at the same time for couples who want to take different tours. Prices depend upon group size. Private drivers available for small groups.

 

Guided Tours

Etruscan Secrets

3 days - from 109 € per person (min. 8 persons)
Visit the Etruscan tombs of Tarquinia, Vulci and Cerveteri.  Participants will visit Etruscan sites accompanied by and expert guide who will reveal the secrets and mysteries of the Ancient Etruscans. Sites include the Necropolis, National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia, Via dei Principi at Tarquinia, Necropolis of Cerveteri, and the Archaeological Park of Vulci. 

Etruscan Secrets

4 days - from 165 € per person (min 8 persons)
Visit the Etruscan tombs of Tarquinia, Vulci and Cerveteri.  Participants will visit Etruscan sites accompanied by and expert guide who will reveal the secrets and mysteries of the Ancient Etruscans. Sites include the Necropolis, National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia, Via dei Principi at Tarquinia, Necropolis of Cerveteri, and the Archaeological Park of Vulci. 

Etruscan Secrets

5 days - from 235 per person (min 8 persons)
Visit the Etruscan tombs of Tarquinia, Vulci, Cerveteri, Viterbo and Tuscania.  Participants will visit Etruscan sites accompanied by and expert guide who will reveal the secrets and mysteries of the Ancient Etruscans. Sites include the Necropolis, National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia, Via dei Principi at Tarquinia, Necropolis of Cerveteri, Necrolis of Tuscania, National Etruscan Museum of Rocca Albornoz at Viterbo and the Archaeological Park of Vulci. 

Tours-Tarquinia | Culture and Lunch on the Mediterranean

7-8 hours
A tour of the Archealogical Museum and Historical center with a professional tour guide then off to the seaside for a relaxing lunch at a restaurant/beach club on the Mediterranean Sea. A lounge chair and umbrella and towel is furnished by the establishment. Beach club has bar for refreshments and dressing rooms for changing. Outdoor showers for rinsing off. Price depends on size of group. see description

 

Horseback Riding Etruscan Places

Day Tours on Horseback

8 hours from 100€ (8person min.)
Day tours of the Maremma. Explore the countryside on horseback. See the free roaming cattle of the Universita Agraria and lunch in the wild or at a Agriturismo. A licensed Equestrian tour guide will accompany you through the territory and explain the history and historical structure you incounter. see brochure
 

Italian Buttero Horseback Riding Tour

1/2 day  from €60 per person

Learn the style of the Italian Cowboy(buttero). The tour starts at an Italian Ranch where you will learn the Italian style of riding then go horseback riding to the Etruscan Necropolis and the Acropolis. Lunch at a Farm house. This tour is only for intermediate to expert riders.

Treasures of the Etruscans on Horseback

2 1/2 days - from 195€ per person 
Explore the Maremma of the Universita Agraria, Tarquinia, with Butteri Maremmano our local cowboys. Your days will be filled with excursions to isolated locations only reachable on horse back. You will experience the herding of free range cattle and may also see the branding. Meals will be in the countryside while lodging will be at local farms. Stables for the horses if you have your own or you can hire one. See brochure.

 

Italian Country Cooking Class

Country Cooking Classes

6 hours from 60€
This small group cooking class will start with shopping for supplies from the local artisans. Buy meat, vegetables, bread and cheeses from the little shops who sell only local produce. It's not just cooking but a tour of an Italian tradition and life style. You will then go to a characteristic location where you learn to cook real Italian country food, eat and drink the local wine. An authentic Italian experience. Must be 14 years or older. note: There is a tour with Golf and lunch that is at the same time for couples who prefer different tours.

 

Meet the artists tour

Meet the Artists

Self guided tour - free map
This is a good tour for those who prefer to stroll the sites at thier leasure and maybe meet some of the local artists. Most artists studios are in the Medieval quarter are open from 9am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. You can always call if you wish to be sure they are in. You can find their contact numbers on the artists and artisans page. You can arrange for a map(free) and a restaurant vouchure(prices vary) from a selection of restaurants we have approved for quality cuisine and atmosphere. 

 

Museum, Necropolis and Wine Tastings

Cheese and Wine Tasting

6 hours
Visit a farm and cheese factory to see the production of cheese from the grazing herds to finished cheese, the Museum of Archaeology in the Historical center and have a wine tasting at a Medieval Tavern while you lunch on regional specialties. Price depends upon group size. Private tour with driver available.
 

Wine and Dine in Etruscan History

6 hour tour 
Visit the National Archaeological Museum, Etruscan Necropolis and Medieval Quarter. An official guide will take you through the museum to see the important artifacs, tombs at the Necropolis and monuments in the historical center. Lunch will be at an authentic regional cuisine restaurant in the historical center where you will dine and have a wine tasting.

 

Regional Tours

Saints, Rituals, Monsters and Fountains

6 days - from 275€ per person
Great tour for the history and mystery enthusiasts. Start the tour off with the Etruscans in Tarquinia then to Rome to explore the Roman Empire, Tuscania, Viterbo, Bagnaia, Bomarzo and the dying city "Civita di Bagnoregio". This tour is filled with mystery, beautiful gardens, monsters and an incredible countryside. Travel Italy discovering a historical timeline going back 3000 years while indulging in gastronomic pleasures of Italian cuisine in quaint restaurants chosen for the particular ambiance or historical importance.
 

 

Religious Tours

Churches in the Medieval Center

1/2 day
Visit the ancient Churches of Tarquinia while learning the history and importance of Christianity and how it influenced the arts and architecture of the city. A skilled tour guide will accompany the tour and will show you the important works of art and architecture and discover many structures not always open to the public. See the strong hold of Santa Maria in Castello and the fortified city walls of the Medieval center to the Monastery of San Francesco where San Francesco of Assisi himself had a vision and was built the monastery. Appropriate dress required. No bare shoulders, short shorts or mini skirts.

 

Tour Guides

Artetruria

This is an association of qualified tour guides. They offer a variety of guided tours. You can visit their website at www.artetruria.it

 

Watercolor workshop

Painting the Italian Countryside

7 hours from 50€ : Max/15 persons
No better way than to take home a painting of your memorable holiday. You will stroll through the Historical Center to a picturesque look-out of the surrounding hills and mediterranean sea. An accomplished artists will assist you with the technique if necessary. Art supplies included as well as lunch at a quaint local restaurant.
 

 

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