(9.00 a.m. - sunset)
For info on guided tours: Tel.+39.0766/879942
Ticket office: Tel. +39.0766/89298
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
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
Acquacotta (toasted bread, chicory, vegetable stock and oil), extra-virgin olive oil, wild boar and pecorino cheese.
WHO WERE THE ETRUSCANS?