Day trip

Once upon a time, they were the Etruscans with lunch

Day trip

Once upon a time, they were the Etruscans with lunch

From US$ 130.10 per person

Explore the underground city of the Etruscopolis, and learn about the culture of the ancient Etruscans. See a massive underground quarry from the 4th-century BC featuring recreations of Etruscan homes. Admire beautiful recreations of Etruscan art.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
• Pickup service is offered from all hotels, B&Bs, and apartments located in the city center • Please include the accommodation name and address in your reservation • The pickup will take place at approximately 8:45 AM • There may be an additional wait of 5 to 10 minutes due to local traffic conditions
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit Tarquinia and learn about the history of the Etruscans
  • Explore an ancient Etruscan underground quarry dating back to the 4th-century BC
  • Learn about Italy before the Roman era
  • See Etruscan tombs, homes, and scenes of daily life faithfully reproduced
  • Enjoy an Italian lunch at a local trattoria
Full description
Meet your driver and then travel 20 minutes to Tarquinia, the capital of the Etruscans. An ancient civilization with their own culture and language, the Etruscans were an early adversary of Rome and were ultimately assimilated into the kingdom of Rome. Within the underground city of Etruscopolis however, the ways of this ancient people are once again brought back to life. This historic site contains a museum of recreated artifacts, which were lovingly crafted by the artist Omero, who is known as “the last of the Etruscans.” See tombs, homes, objects, and scenes of daily life. Understand Etruscan culture through objects as well as intricate dioramas. Explore an underground Etruscan quarry from the 4th-century BC which spans 15,000 square meters. Journey into the past, and see recreations of Etruscan homes. See what life was like in a time before the Romans had even conquered all of Italy. Afterward, have lunch at a typical trattoria in Tarquinia’s historic center. 
  • Pick up and drop-off to and from Civitavecchia harbor
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fee to Etruscopolis
  • entrance fee to the ancient city center
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please bring a valid photo ID.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat to protect yourself from the sun, and an umbrella to protect yourself from the rain.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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This was so wonderful, I learned so much about these people and lives Andres was so kind who answered all my questions and took the time to give me and my two kids the best experience... I highly recommend this tour with Andres

January 23, 2022

The underground guide and tour was interesting & nice. The tour took us about 1.5 hours. It appeared our driver was pre occupied and not interested in making our experience memorable. Technically we still have 3 1/2 more hours to explore, if you include 30 min travel time up and back. The driver showed us part of the town about 30 more min. and had nothing else for us to see other than have lunch. We told her to just bring us back to the ship. Very expensive for a 2 hr excursion.

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September 25, 2019

Product ID: 187962