April 27th, 2023

Today we are docked in Civitivechia the port for Rome, but instead of Rome we decided to go see the Etruscan Necropolis in the nearby countryside. 


This UNESCO site is really old, some of it back to the 9th century BC.  The tombs are fascinating and beautiful.

We also had perfect weather and the wild flowers and the views were outrageous.

Afterwards we went into the charming village of Tarquinia to see the museum with many artifacts from the tombs including a 9000+ year old painted ostrich egg. How it has never been broken is beyond me.

After the museum we walked around town and got a gelato. This would be a nice place to spend a few days.

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