Population: c. 7,700
Surface area: 208 km2
Metres above sea level: 166
The legend goes that the city was founded by Ascanius,
son of Aeneas of Troy (or Tuscus, son of Hercules
and Araxe). By Roman times the community was already
known as "Tuscana" (not to be confused
with the modern-day region of Tuscany).
Wild boar, Ferlenghi
mushrooms, snails and "diomeneguardi"
(a sweet pizza), plus
green asparagus, Canino extra-virgin
olive oil DOP, pecorino (sheep's cheese)
and tomatoes (for canning)
Quick guide to Tuscania