Founded by the Etruscan, an old Mediterranean civilization, was one of the 12 cities of Etruria and home of two of the seven king of Rome: Tarquinius Priscus and Tarquinius Superbus. In war with Rome several times was conclusively submitted and became a roman city around the third century BC. An element of exceptional interest is given by the Necropolises with is large number of Barrows tombs with chambers rich of wall paintings. Those funereal chambers modeled to the style of their residences, have wall paintings with magic-religious scenes representing funereal banquets, dancers and flute players, landscapes, jugglers depicted with intense and bright colors. Now days Tarquinia preserves her medieval aspect with towers, walls and churches.