When visiting Italy, do not miss the small township of Tarquinia. The Romanesque church San Maria in Castello is the main attraction in the center of that village. Near to a high medieval tower, this Romanesque church was included in the fortified citadel that protected the town. There is an elegant doorway and a majestic interior.
But Tarquinia's main attraction is about a mile away from there.
Up on a deserted plateau, a necropolis occupies a site parallel to that of the former city. No buildings are visible from the outside, but down in the funerary chambers, on the walls, there are extraordinary paintings: the tomb of the Baron, of the Leopards, the tomb of the Bulls (decorated with erotic pictures), the tomb of the Lions, the Hunt and the tomb of Fishing are the most remarkable in the ensemble.