Country side of Rome tour


GIANLUCATOUR PROGRAM

Gianlucatour Countryside tour takes place during the day, coming out of what we call the city walls. The discovery of the ancient pre-Roman Etruscan civilization.

 

  • TARQUINIA & THE NECROPOLIS (Walking tour 02,00 hours)
  • TUSCANIA & THE CRUSADERS CHURCHES

 

Lunch stop at the customer's expense.

Each additional hour to the fee will be charged in Total at a cost of Euro 50.00 per hour.

 

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Gianlucatour COMMENTARY
Tuscania , as many of the surrounding towns and as typical of this area of Viterbo , stands on some (in this case , seven) of tufa rock cliffs located between the rivers and Martha Capecchio that dominate , allowing the check , the valley of Marta (is an important road that connected and transhumance , since prehistoric times , the lake of Bolsena with the Tyrrhenian Sea , near the present Tarquinia ) .

In addition to some tracks dating back to the Paleolithic already , the findings from the Etruscan necropolis of ladders and make Pantacciano date the first major settlements in this area between the Copper Age and the early Bronze Age (is, between the third and the first half of the second millennium BC).

There is no historical evidence of the participation of the battles that Tuscania , around 280 BC , led to the submission of the Etruscan cities of Lazio in Rome ; the passage of Tuscania under Roman rule came to pass then, in all probability, in a peaceful manner ; of this rule Tuscania was not affected but drew on the contrary, advantage was enhanced agriculture , and there was the flourishing of workshops for the production of both products sarcophagi decorated terracotta nenfro (a variety of tufa) .

The construction of aqueducts, spa and , in the first place - around 225 BC - One of the most important lines of communication era, the Via Clodia , made of Tuscania one of the most important centers in the area.
Tarquinia is located at 132 m above sea level on a hill dominating the left to the lower course of the river Marta , near the Via Aurelia, in the Lazio region .

In the municipal area also flows the stream Arrochar .
The city of Tarquinia was one of the oldest and most important of the twelve Etruscan settlements .

In connection with Rome since very ancient times , gave this city the dynasty of Etruscan kings ( Tarquinius Priscus , Servius Tullius and Tarquinius Superbus ) who played a major role in the history of Latin American cities ( the end of the seventh and sixth centuries BC ) .

On its coast developed the maritime colony of Gravisca , that until the founding of Centumcellae ( Civitavecchia today ) by the Emperor Trajan in the second century after Christ , was the main port in southern Etruria , abandoned following the raids of the Saracen pirates in the early Middle Ages .

The Etruscan necropolis Monterozzi is situated on a hill east of Tarquinia (VT) and owns approximately 6000 burials of the oldest of which dated to the seventh century BC About 200 graves contain a series of frescoes that represent the most important collection of paintings came to us of Etruscan art and at the same time the most comprehensive document of all the ancient painting before the age of the Roman Empire.

The burial chambers, modeled on the interiors of the houses, the walls are decorated in fresh with a thin layer of plaster, with scenes depicting magical-religious funeral banquets, dancers, musicians of Aulos, jugglers, landscapes, in which a movement is stamped lively and harmonious, portrait with rich, vivid colors. After the fifth century BC figures of demons and deities flank the episodes farewell,the monstrous and pathetic.

Among the most interesting tombs include the tombs which are called the Warrior, Hunting and Fishing, the tomb of Wishes, the Jugglers, the Leopards, the festoons, the Baron, Orco and Shields. Part of the paintings, detached from some graves in order to preserve them (tomb of derricks, the Triclinium, the bed Funeral and Ship), is kept in the National Etruscan Museum of Tarquinia; others are visible directly on the wall on which they were made.

Provenance of the necropolis is worth mentioning also remarkable stone carvings in relief on plates or in the figure of the deceased lying on the sarcophagus; notable among others the limestone sarcophagus of the tomb of Partunu,a work of fine workmanship, dating to the Hellenistic period.

Many of the artifacts found in the necropolis are collected in the National Etruscan Museum of Tarquinia and many other museums around the world. The paintings and wall decorations of the Tomb of the Baron, discovered in 1827, have been reproduced in subsequent years on the walls of the so-called Cabinet Etruscan, stored inside the Royal Castle of Racconigi.

Tarquinia is located at 132 m above sea level on a hill dominating the left to the lower course of the river Marta , near the Via Aurelia, in the Lazio region .

In the municipal area also flows the stream Arrochar .

The city of Tarquinia was one of the oldest and most important of the twelve Etruscan settlements .

In connection with Rome since very ancient times , gave this city the dynasty of Etruscan kings ( Tarquinius Priscus , Servius Tullius and Tarquinius Superbus ) who played a major role in the history of Latin American cities ( the end of the seventh and sixth centuries BC ) .

On its coast developed the maritime colony of Gravisca , that until the founding of Centumcellae ( Civitavecchia today ) by the Emperor Trajan in the second century after Christ , was the main port in southern Etruria , abandoned following the raids of the Saracen pirates in the early Middle Ages .

The Etruscan necropolis Monterozzi is situated on a hill east of Tarquinia (VT) and owns approximately 6000 burials of the oldest of which dated to the seventh century BC About 200 graves contain a series of frescoes that represent the most important collection of paintings came to us of Etruscan art and at the same time the most comprehensive document of all the ancient painting before the age of the Roman Empire.

The burial chambers, modeled on the interiors of the houses, the walls are decorated in fresh with a thin layer of plaster, with scenes depicting magical-religious funeral banquets, dancers, musicians of Aulos, jugglers, landscapes, in which a movement is stamped lively and harmonious, portrait with rich, vivid colors. After the fifth century BC figures of demons and deities flank the episodes farewell,the monstrous and pathetic.

Among the most interesting tombs include the tombs which are called the Warrior, Hunting and Fishing, the tomb of Wishes, the Jugglers, the Leopards, the festoons, the Baron, Orco and Shields. Part of the paintings, detached from some graves in order to preserve them (tomb of derricks, the Triclinium, the bed Funeral and Ship), is kept in the National Etruscan Museum of Tarquinia; others are visible directly on the wall on which they were made.

Provenance of the necropolis is worth mentioning also remarkable stone carvings in relief on plates or in the figure of the deceased lying on the sarcophagus; notable among others the limestone sarcophagus of the tomb of Partunu,a work of fine workmanship, dating to the Hellenistic period.

Many of the artifacts found in the necropolis are collected in the National Etruscan Museum of Tarquinia and many other museums around the world. The paintings and wall decorations of the Tomb of the Baron, discovered in 1827, have been reproduced in subsequent years on the walls of the so-called Cabinet Etruscan, stored inside the Royal Castle of Racconigi.