Villages and excavation areas

What were outside Rome’s major economic, political and cultural centers? Our tours will take you from the first Etruscan settlements north of Rome, to the ancient port of Ostia Antica, which was counted by UNESCO’s 100 most important archaeological sites in the world.

Tarquinia

Tarquinia is one of the most ancient Etruscan cities. Within the context of the twelve Etruscan cities, Tarquinia has always enjoyed a certain amount of supremacy and prestige that the others did not have, which was not least due to…

Ostia antica

In Republican Times Ostia was Rome’s main commercial port and military base defending the coastline and the mouth of the Tiber. It’s decline began in the 4th century, when a reduction in trade was combined with the gradual silting up…

Viterbo

Viterbo is situated approx. 100 (60 miles) north of Rome. After the settlement of the Etruscans Viterbo was fortified in the 8th Century by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the Popes switched to…

Tuscania

According to a legend, Aeneas’ son, Ascanius, founded Tuscania where he had found twelve dog pups (whence comes the Etruscan name Tus-Cana, cana being similar to the Italian language canis for “dog”)…