Sand banks between Arrone and Marta (IT6000003)

Town and province

The SCI “Sand banks between Arrone and Marta” (IT6000003), is located on the depths of the Latium coast. It is situated among the mouths of Arrone and Marta, in town of Tarquinia (VT).

Authority administrator

The authority administrator is the town of Tarquinia.

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Geographical position:

Its geographical position is characterized by the following geographical coordinates:

Longitude Latitude
E 11°38’54’’ N 42°15’16’’

The SCI has a surface of 1266 hectares: it is an area characterized by seabeds between 5 and 30 meters deep.


The SCI " Sand banks between Arrone and Marta " is characterized by the presence of extensive Posidonia beds (priority habitat 1120*). It covers the SCI in 50%. The SCI plays an important role in Mediterranean Sea and this area is characterized by puddles and broken depths.