Category: 7. History, Art and Culture

Orvieto

Etruscan era The ancient city (urbs vetus in Latin, whence “Orvieto”), populated since Etruscan times, has usually been associated with Etruscan Velzna, but some modern scholars differ. Orvieto was certainly a major centre of...

Civita

Civita was founded by Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. Civita was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen off the edge...

Tuscania

According to the legend, Tuscania was founded by Aeneas’ son, Ascanius, where he had found twelve dog pups (whence the Etruscan name Tus–Cana, cana being similar to Latin canis for “dog”). Another legend attributes...

Montefiascone

The name of the city derives from that of the Falisci (Mons Faliscorum, “Mountain of the Falisci”). Later, it was controlled by the Etruscans. It was suggested that Montefiascone occupies the site of the...

Castro ruins

Castro was the capital city of the ancient duchy that took its name. It was destroyed in 1649 by the pontifical militias, in the area we find finds dating back to prehistoric times. In...

Parco Roberto Ciulli

Il giardino creato dal collezionista Mario Ciulli in memoria del padre Roberto (1919-1997), accoglie più di 20 sculture di autori italiani e stranieri in forme figurative o in geometrie astratte, in materiali diversi dal...

Montemerano

  Borgo medievale fra i più caratteristici e meglio conservati di tutta la Maremma, citato per la prima volta in una pergamena dell’826.Montemerano è recentemente stato inserito tra i “Borghi più Belli d’Italia”. Il...