Tarquinia is a municipality in the province of Viterbo whose history begins in the 12th-14th century BC. The Etruscan city of Tarkna was built in a strategic position, thanks to which it dominated the underlying valley of the Marta river. Tarquinia was at the head of the league of Etruscan cities in the conflicts against Rome, by which it was however definitively defeated in the 3rd century BC. However, the cities maintained good relations. The archaeological sites of the city are of enormous importance. Its Etruscan necropolis from the 7th century BC, of which 22 tombs can be visited today, is considered a world heritage site. The Necropolis is located on a plateau, called Monterozzi, which develops parallel to the Tyrrhenian coast. The Tarquiniense National Archaeological Museum is a world heritage site. There are also numerous archaeological areas and ancient ruins. In the alleys and streets of the historic center of Tarquinia you can admire wonderful monuments belonging to different historical eras: the medieval city walls, the San Giusto Barrier from the early twentieth century, numerous historic buildings, twentieth-century fountains and fountains, churches and much more.