FOLLOWING THE ETRUSCANS IN TUSCIA
Many are intrigued about the Etruscans: their origins, their language are still to be studied. Tuscia is the
land of the Etruscans (“Tusci”) and can boast marvellous remains of this civilization.
While a number of Etruscan tombs were found on the estate of the castle, the most interesting sites are
Tarquinia tombs and museum gather the most beautiful set of Etruscan paintings, featuring superb
banquets (where men AND women were invited, which grandly shocked the Romans) as well as scenes
of sport competitions and daily activities (in the fields or on sea). Take advantage of your drive to
Tarquinia to enjoy seafood and a swim in the beach of the Tarquini lido.
Orvieto presents a unique Etruscan temple (Tempio del Belvedere), very original tombs in the Necropoli
or the Crucifisso, in the shape of small houses covered with grass, and an interesting Etruscan museum
in front of the famous Cathedral. Enjoy the ice cream bar nearby!