Etruscan… well, who were they?

The name ‘Percorsi Etruschi’ was inspired by our ancestors, the Etruscan people. The Etruscan flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE, in Central Italy. The area traditionally referred to as “Etruria” was the territory of Central Italy that lies between the Arno River to the North, Tiber River to the South East, and the Apennine Mountains to the East. This according to Latin literary sources but modern archaeological research has demonstrated that other areas were connected to this region. So it retains the name of “proper Etruria” for this area, but we now know that other […]

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Around the lake Bolsena

In the heart of Province of Viterbo is Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe. The lake has an oval shape typical of crater lakes, it’s over 13 km long and around 80m deep. The entire lake is surrounded by hills, and the landscape is incredibly varied: from the rushes to grassland and farms, woods, medieval “borghi” and tourist establishments.

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Tarquinia and the painted tombs

The Necropolises of Tarquinia and Cerveteri, inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List, represent a unique witness of the ancient Etruscan Civilization, the only urban civilization of the pre-Roman Age.

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Deep in the Etruscan road, in Sorano

A walk deep down the heart of Mother Nature: from the impressive Fortezza Orsini, a majestic medieval stronghold, to the maze of streets and alleys, and then in the middle of nature and back to the pre-Christian world.

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