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Guided tour to discover the churches of Tarquinia

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 6, Tarquinia Viterbo, Italy

We discover the beauty of our city! This is the motto of Artetruria that, for the XXVI International Day of Tour Guide, scheduled for Saturday, February 21, will offer a fascinating tour (free) in the historic center of Tarquinia, the discovery of the churches of St. Martin, St. James, St. Mary in Castle, the Savior and the sanctuary of Valverde. "Tarquinia, in addition to the extraordinary Etruscan sites, presents a remarkable site. - Emphasizes Artetruria - A cultural heritage of great value that deserves to be known and valued. " Cathedral of the city until 1435, the church of Santa Maria in Castello is one of the symbols of Tarquinia and presents inside the beautiful decorations Cosmati. The church of St. Martin is probably the oldest in the city and is divided into three aisles and along the left you can see the remains of a fresco of the fifteenth century depicting Saint Anne and the Virgin and Child. Dating back to centuries. XII, the Church of the Saviour's façade is very linear, with only portal topped with a bow, and a nave ending in an apse in which is a fresco of the late fifteenth century, depicting the Savior. Romanesque church of San Giacomo has a dome elliptical, of obvious Arabic derivation, above the transept, characteristic of this construction. Place outside the city walls, the sanctuary of Valverde has three naves and a Byzantine painting depicting the Madonna, the patron saint of Tarquinia. The start of the tour (on foot) will be at 15 from Piazza Giacomo Matteotti. The initiative is sponsored by the City of Tarquinia. For information you can call 331/8785257 or write to artetruria@alice.it.

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il 21 February 2015



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