On my last day in Italy, a Monday, we decided we would drive to Rome, park at the airport and take the metro into the city center for the day, then take the metro back to catch my plane in the evening. However, the metro cost something like 11 Euros each, it would take an hour each way, there was a parking fee, etc etc etc...
We were set on it anyway, because hey, it's Rome, but on the drive down there I spotted something from the road. It was a blustery day with dramatic clouds, and there across the saturated green fields was Tarquinia perched on top of a hill. It was just as movie-cheesy as that description. We threw out the plans for Rome and took the next exit.
This was the gate to the city center. The city was established in 9 B.C.!
Inside were such sights as:
This arch was huge - check out the scale of it.
It was yet another amazing place.