Why ‘Walking in Etruria’?
Everest noticed the similarities between the words “Etruscan” and “Tuscan“?
The Etruscans were a dominant civilization that ruled central Italy for centuries from the 7th century BC. The area where they flourished and founded their main towns was called Etruria and it represents what is today called Tuscany. The region is named after its first inhabitants, the Etruscans.
Etruria was renowned for its rich mineral resources and famous as a major Mediterranean trading power. The etruscans extended their power into northern and southern Italy.
At the peak of their power and prosperity, the Etruscan rivaled as influence and ambition, the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians. In their homeland they built cities, vast cemeteries, monumental tombs, and a startling abundance of finely crafted objects.
Why not taking a walking tour around some of the main Etruscan centres, such as Arezzo, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Siena, Sovana, Pitigliano, Fiesole, Volterra, and Montalcino?
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Marco expertly led us off the beaten path through medieval villages, Etruscan necropolises, fields of red poppies, and down Roman roads.
Our walks in the wild led us to surprises that we’d never uncover on our own.
How can it be that in a country filled with tourists we often felt as if we were alone in discovering “the real Italy”? Donna US