Etruscan necropolis of Cerveteri, known locally as Necropoli della Banditaccia, is the main burials’ area of the ancient Etruscan city of Caere and one of the most impressive and magnificent necropolis of all Etruria and Mediterranean basin.
Necropolis of Tarquinia, called also Etruscan necropolis of Monterozzi, overlies on a highland to the east of the city with some 6000 tombs, many of which were covered by tumulus with chambers carved in the rock below. The oldest ones date from VII century BC. Among thousands graves, at least 200 are decorated with a number of frescos which are the main core of the Etruscan art came to us.
Ancient Vetulonia, an important Etruscan city, is characterized in particular because it is a rich and wide necropolis of this civilization, with monumental tombs from different historical periods, that today are disposed in a natural landscape, surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean forest.
Populonia is the only Etruscan town to be settled on the coastline. Due to intensive metal extraction, it’s known from the ancient times. Titus Livy said Populonia supplied with iron the Scipio Africanus campaign, over the second Punic war.
Archaeological park of E. Fiumi is the major green area in Volterra. It’s in a splendid location, on the highest top of the hill right next to the fort built by Medici family. Etruscan acropolis is inside the park.
Kainua, was an ancient Etruscan city built on the Pian di Misano and on the rise of Misanello, in the territory of the current municipality of Marzabotto. It was one of the most important city-states of the Etruscan region, together with Felsina (nowadays Bologna) and Spina.
Archaeological and natural park of Vulci rises in the center of Maremma in the Lazio region between the municipalities of Montalto di Castro and Canino. It covers an area of 900 hectares sorrounded by barren lands with beautiful canyons of volcaninc origin and where river Fiore ends in Pellicone lake through a waterfall. Ruins of the Etruscan city of Vulci are preserved by these natural treasures.
Roselle was an ancient town of Etruria that rose on a highland from where it’s possible to control over the plain of Grosseto. In olden times the plain was occupied by lake Prile. The shores of the lake were connected to the sea and used by Etruscans as berths.
Defined as a “splendid city” by the historian Tito Livio, Veio was an ancient city of Etruria rising on a triangular highland touched by the river “Fosso della Mola” and river Crevera which is a tributary of River Tiber. Among the most important political and cultural centers of ancient Italy, its ruins are located near the medieval village of Isola Farnese.
A visit to the area of Monte Bibele is a particular experience, because there is the union of the natural dimension, and the archaeological one. It is about walking in the woods, in an uncontaminated area, where the ancient found a connection with the divinity.