Tarquinia, located at around 90km northwest to Rome, is the pick of Lazio’s Etruscan towns. Tarquinia has long been a home to artists, a tradition which continues to thrive today. Almost every street in the old town has a workshop or artist studio. Visitors are often welcome so if you would like to see an artist at work, pick up a few pointers or share experiences look out for these studio with the sign ‘ingresso libero’. Of the many artists with studios in the historic centre, the English born Brian Mobbs is one of the best known. His studio is on Via di Porta Castello.
For nature lovers the wildlife reserve at Tarquinia Le Saline offers a rare opportunity to view several species of migratory birds not often seen in Europe. Just as interesting and varied is the long history of this area from busy port to the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans to salt extraction. The wildlife reserve which is protected by the National Forestry has some winding pathways which are ideal for a relaxing walk or bicycle ride.
Tarquinia, at just over one hour from Rome with good rail and road connections, is a great base from which to explore Lazio. It is suggested that you go for a hired car as it gives you a chance to venture around and discover the place to the core. car-rental-italy provides cars on hire to go around exploring the picturesque place of Italy and offers special economical packages especially for the tourists, who are visiting the place all through the year, irrespective of the season. It caters to all the needs of Italian tourists, who wish to explore the place completely.