Vulci, Montalto di Castro

Vulci or Volci was a rich and important Etruscan city (in Etruscan, Velch or Velx, depending on the romanization used).As George Dennis wrote: "Vulci is a city whose very name.... was scarcely remembered, but which now, for the enormous treasures of antiquity it has yielded, is exalted above every other city of the ancient world.."Many impressive remains of the city can be seen today.Vulci was located near the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea about 80 km northwest of Rome, on the Fiora River, between Montalto di Castro and Canino.The Vulci, like other Etruscans, became master sculptors in bronze as acknowledged by ancient writers. Although most large bronzes have been lost, there remain some magnificent examples of Etruscan bronze work such as the Chimera of Arezzo and the Monteleone chariot, possibly made in Vulci.In the 19th century thousands of the ancient tombs of Vulci were discovered, and many were so well-known and spectacular, such as the Tomb of the Sun and Moon, that they were included on the Grand Tour of Europe. From these tombs more Attic vases have been found in the Vulci tombs than at any other ancient site (at least by the 1850s) and many of these masterpieces as well as Etruscan bronzes have found their way into the major museums of the world where they can be seen today.Despite these discoveries most of these tombs were later forgotten and lost.
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  • Etruscan/Roman archaeological park established quite recently. All in all a pleasant walk, but the entrance fee (10 euros per person) is overpriced for what it offers. The sites and routes are reported very roughly, and there is not much to see. There's probably more to be done, but still to be dig. The Pellicone pond on the Fiora River within the park is beautiful, but the stretch that can be visited, even here, is very limited. You can match the walk (to avoid in full summer, because I guess it's too hot) to a lunch in the trattoria inside the park, the Casaletto Mengarelli. Genuine trattoria, with products at km.0 and fair prices. We had contacted the eatery in the morning, entered through the side bar instead of the official entrance of the park and bought tickets from them at a reduced price.
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  • a beautiful day spent by bike in the park of vulci with a visit to the necropolis and the pond. To be repeated very soon
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  • We finally came. For years I wanted to come.... A great place, very but very nice. The archaeological area is very beautiful and well maintained. You walk through history.
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  • The park is very big so bring sneakers and your own water if you're going there in summer. The waterfall is very natural. It's good for taking a walk and chilling out with family in this sight. The parking is easy.
  • Etruscan city. In the middle of agricultural farms. Need to prepare your self to a long walk, (2km or 4km). Choose wisely. Take your time to learn what you like to see..
  • Very nice park, good to have bicycles and swiming suit in hot days.
  • History and culture. But prepare your self for a long walk. 2km or4 kn ( short or long walk). Go prepared and that park will be amazing.
  • Nice place for a walk. The castle and bridge are free to go to and the park is €10 per person.
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