Tarquinia

August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

We had our cafe latte and brioche, hugged and kissed Michael and Shona and left Bagni di Lucca,  we took the freeway past Livorno and Grosseto heading towards Tarquinia a beautiful city, sitting atop a hill with views over the Mediterranean. It was the chief of the twelve cities of Etruria, it has a very different climate to the humid mountains of Versilia, its hotter and drier.

The Vitelleschi Palace, home to the National Museum of Tarquinia.

Tomba della Fustigazione(Flogging Grave), an Etruscan burial site dating to the end of the 6th century BC. Two men are portrayed flagellating a woman with a cane and a hand during an erotic situation.

Etruscan City

Commune di Tarquinia with marble fountain.

Guiseppe Buzzi master ceramicist creates faithful copies of the originals, dating back to 600 BC. he hand makes using  methods and techniques that the Etruscans employed.

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