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foundation has been handed on to us by the legendary event of Tagete, a Being
with the appearance of a child but with the wisdom of an old man; he appeared
to Tarchon (Tarconte) jumping out
of a furrow cut by his plough in the surroundings of the Marta River. Tagete
revealed to Tarchon the discipline of Etruscan religion and in that place
Tarchon founded a holy city called Tarchna (Tarquinia).
For their craftmanship and their objects, the
evidences of the Etruscan graves rappresent
moments of wonder in the human history. In the city it is possible to
see the ages that came after the Etruscan period: Roman, Byzantine, Medieval,
Renaissance Every corner of the city is like a museum with many visible
The four cities that followed one upon the other: the Etruscan Tarchna, the
Roman-Greek Gravisca, the Medieval Cencelle and the late-Medieval Corneto show
to the world their archeologic evidences that mark the passing of time.
The artistic content of the Necropolis with about 200 graves shows paintings,
which are unique in the word.
In the National Archeologic Museum of Tarquinia, located in Vitelleschi Palace,
it is possible to admire testimonies of the life of the richest familes.
In this museum crockery, sarcophagi, weapons and many other objects teach us
about the life of that period. The lopping Medieval towers make the city
appear thrown towards the sky. They rise strongly, almost as a challenge to
the mistral blowing from the near Tirreno sea.
Our history is the history of the Maremma of the Lazio where the hard and
difficult ground taken from the woods and the cohabitation with the drought
and the malary strengthened men to live in the most difficult
situations and conditions of life.
We live in a place called Selciatella at about 11 Km from Tarquinia, immersed
in an untouched country where time seems to have stopped: the sight gets lost
upon fields whose different shades vary with the season, the only ever-present
colour the light-blue of the sea towards the orizon.
At the present the countryside of the hills of Selciatella is tilled with
different cultivations: generally fit to be sown (cereals), olive-yard,
vineyard, vegetables; white sports of the flocks of sheep that move the colorful
landscape; spots of woods of typical Mediterranean plants: holm-oak,
cork-tree maritime pine, oak, almond-tree, broom, myrtle and in the underbrush
lavender, asparagus, rosemary.
This is the land where the wild boar lives together with many other animals
like foxes, hares, hedgehogs, badgers, porcupines, bovines of Maremmana race.
It is easy to observe many birds attracted by woods providing them easy
sustainment: larks, sparrows, crested-larks, stonechats, white wagtails, grey rooks and
At night little owls breaks the majestic silence making their melody audible.
we are and what we offer
Four-leaved Clover agriturism is located at about 11 Km from Tarquinia
in a hilly location called Selciatella, on a hilltop. Leaving Tarquinia, it is
possible to reach it by following the old state road Aurelia towards Grosseto
till the crossroad with the Roccaccia provincial road. Then the road rises
gently, blending with the true Etruscan contryside and discovering
slopes whose chanding colors are determined by the passing seasons. We
are located about 1 Km from the “Fontanile della Torre” (Tower Fountain),
local indications and signs will lead you towards us.
Our hospitality consists of comfortable two beds rooms with breakfast included
and the possibility to fix other meals, absolute relax and silence, magical
starry nights in the middle of an untouched countryside. You will be able to
experience directly all the different stages of the several cultivations of
the form, enjoying what is being produced: cereals, wine, artichokes,
vegetables, fruit, almonds, etc.
It is possible to take walks in the woods of the neighboring Agrarial
University of Tarquinia, discovering the wildlife, cycling up and down the
surrounding hills or riding horses at the nearby horse riding centre, at
“Fontanile della Torre” about 800mt from us.
The sea is within easy reach with its beaches and the Marina Velka golf course.
An INFO center is available to plan excursions to Tarquinia and the
Tuscia region (the Necropolis of Tarquinia, Tuscania, the Bolsena lake,
Viterbo, Bomarzo, etc).