Etruscans

Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 02/22/2021 - 12:16
The ancient Etruscan people occupied a swath of central Italy stretching roughly between Campania in the south, and the Po River in modern-day Lombardy. Their…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 10/30/2020 - 01:00
Tuscania (not to be confused with the region of Toscana, or Tuscany) is a picturesque village in the Tuscia, an area that today coincides with the province of…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:40
Tarquinia lies about 100 km (60 miles) north of Rome and is an easy day trip by car, train, or bus. This classic Italian hill town sits perched near the coast…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Thu, 05/14/2020 - 05:45
If you’ve heard anything at all about the ancient Etruscans of central Italy, you probably know that they are considered “mysterious.” Countless books, courses…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 06/11/2019 - 03:13
On the lid of a large terra-cotta sarcophagus dating from about 520 BCE, a husband and wife are shown reclining comfortably against a pair of stylized cushions…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:45
Granted, Rome has so much to see that you may disregard any day trips outside of the city for, well, the next time. In reality, there are many great places of…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/24/2016 - 04:12
Italy is a country full of history wherever you go. Even places little known to the masses have been witness to important historical events and now proudly…
Travel
by Nicola Ferlei-Brown | Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:30
Bolsena is a 'miraculous' lake in the Tuscia area, between Rome and Tuscany, which is dotted with enchanting towns that dominate the 'path of the Etruscans'. …
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:30
The Etruscan necropolis of Banditaccia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Cerveteri, near Rome, is set to showcase some previously closed tombs and a new…
Culture
by Carol King | Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:57
The elongated forms seen in the sculptures and drawings of Alberto Giacometti seem distinctly modern, yet the Swiss artist’s characteristic style was inspired…