Orvieto

The area has been lived in since the 7th century BC and perhaps since the Bronze Age. Generally the city is identified with the Volsinii in Etruscan times  and was at its height during the 6th to 4th centuries BC when it was a flourishing commercial center. The Roman conquest in the 3rd century BC…

Tarquinia tombe Etrusche cerveteri

Cerveteri

Etruscan town of Ceisra, today’s Cerveteri, was built in tufo stone not far from the sea. Thanks to this strategic position it was inhabited in pre-Etruscan, Villanovian times. By the 7th century BC it was a well developed commercial center with solid ties to the Greek colonies and had a sanctuary to Apollo in Delphi.…

acquedotto romano - The necropolis of Tarquinia

The necropolis of Tarquinia

The city of Tarquinia was part of the league of 12 Etruscan cities (dodecapoli) and its influence was so great that the last three mythical kings of Rome were from here. Things changed over the centuries and after the defeat of the formidable coalition of Etruscans, Gauls, Umbirans and Sannites in the battle of Sentinun …