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VULCI
 

The ancient town of Vulci
(9.00 a.m. - sunset)
For info on guided tours: Tel.+39.0766/879942
Ticket office: Tel. +39.0766/89298
www.vulci.it
info@vulci.it

Vulci was one of the greatest Etruscan city-states, in an area that had been intensely populated during the Palaeolithic Age. Small villages already existed in the Bronze Age and as these grew they formed what was to become the city of Vulci. By the end of the 6th Century B.C. the city's dominion reached inland to the Lake Bolsena area, to Grosseto and Monte Amiata in the North and Cerveteri in the South. Such was its importance politically, that Vulci even influenced the decisions of the kings down in Rome.
Today several tombs can be visited, including the "Tomba Francois". Guided visits (phone ahead for guides in your language) & special events. Check with the Vulci website: www.vulci.it.


Downstream from the Badia Castle and Devil's Bridge, the River Fiora forms a lake - Lake Pellicone - immediately below a spectacular waterfall with sandy beaches. Nature lovers will enjoy the path that takes you through meadows (look out for the Maremma cattle, a rare breed famous for its veal, and grazing horses).
There are information signs along the trails leading to the lake with details of the plants and their special meanings for the mythology, art and culture in past times.

Worth tasting in the area
Acquacotta (toasted bread, chicory, vegetable stock and oil), extra-virgin olive oil, wild boar and pecorino cheese.

  Vulci




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