Tour & Neighbours

Sea and beaches

The Casale Farnesiana is only 5 km away from the sea and from the most beautiful beaches of Tarquinia. The Casale is 7 km away from the famous baths of Sant'Agostino with wide and quiet beaches.


Tarquinia (former Corneto) , the ancient city called Tarxuna, was founded by Tarconte, who came from Lydia with his people and was the beginner of a new civilization. In 307 b.C. , the Romans conquered all the territory , including the port of Clementino (Gravisca), a vitalpoint for the Etruscans. Later on, the city grew important again, and in the Middle Ages strong enclosing walls were build to defend it from barbarians and invaders. The most important monuments in town were also built in this period, including churches, palaces, and fountains.

Among the monuments worth seeing, we may cite the National Museum: here, sarcofagii of the most outstanding Etruscan families, archaeological finds of several ages, ranging from villanovian to Roman ages, objects, Greek jars, bowls, candelabra, mirrors, coins and the wonderful winged horses from the Queen’s altar are exhibited. The museum is housed in the old Vitelleschi palace, built in the XV cent., that is considered a great Gothic- Renaissance monument.

Leaving the town, in the Monterozzi hill area, you can find the Etruscan necropolis where numberless tombs, many of which are completely decorated, were found. Just three kilometers away heading towards Monteromano, the remnants of the ancient town are visible, including the Queen’s altar, an enormous basement (mt.77 x 36) that was built to support an imposing temple, where the famous winged horses were found.

Local Events

These are just some of the events connected with the city of Tarquinia, but the entire province of Viterbo is characterized by an intense calendar of folk / religious hatred that constitutes an opportunity to learn about the history of these places.

January 1-6
Review of the nativity
Feast of St. Anthony with the blessing of the animals and a parade of cowboys
March 31
Procession of the Risen Christ with transport of the statue of Christ blessing
April 7
Feast of the Merca, carousels and tests of skill of cowboys
Joust of the re-enactments of medieval jousting
May 1-5
Market exhibition of agricultural machinery ("Tarquinia in celebration" - markets, crafts, folklore and music shows)
August 3-4
Joust of the wedding: historical re-enactment of the marriage of Constance and of the Holy Vitelleschi Anguillara
Procession and fireworks on the beach
Sept 7-29
"The doors are open". A museum in the city. Guided tours, art exhibitions, music, folklore and gastronomy
October 19-20
Festival of Mushroom Ferlengo

The Farnesiana

The Farnesiana is located in the municipality of Allumiere about 7 km from the town and you get there easily by road paved by Allumiere. The first information we have on the site in 1590 when a contractor of alum mines in the town he built a mill on the course of 'water still exists. In the same year came from Rome of secular priests called "Farnese chaplains" from Farnese (a Roman noble family who had also had a PaoloIII Pope (1534-1549)), to manage the mill.

The priests built some houses and a church and since then the place was rightly called "The Farnese." The chaplains Farnese remained in the area until 1753, when the Apostolic Chamber bought the whole property of the chaplains. In the structure remained a priest who officiated the masses and the middle of 'a new church built 800 is still visible in its majesty.

Following the events of 'alum, the property passed to Guglielmi, Civitavecchia noble house, and it is a Guglielmi senator who managed to pass in the area in the twenties the railroad Civitavecchia - Orte-Capranica, help him to load cattle and other. Hence the station Allumiere. The railroad was abandoned in the sixties. With the 'purchase by Guglielmi, the estate experienced a new impulse and the area was densely populated: in times of harvest is coming to 300 units.