Tuscania

Tuscania

Tuscania, of very ancient origins, rises on the borders of the Maremma Viterbese in one of the most important towns in Etruria. Thanks to the monuments of various ages, from the Etruscans up to our days, there are splendid reminders of the medieval period.

The origins take us back to 1150-1000 B.C. on the hill top of Tuscania there stands the beautiful Church of San Pietro considered the symbol of Tuscania, where man has always been and still is present eversince the Iron Age.

A significant human settlement is referred to the Etruscan Period as to the numerous Necropolis that cover the surroundings: Madonna dell’Ulivo (the most famous as Virgin Mary of the Olive tree) with the tombs Curunas, Peschiera, Pian di Mola and Carcarello.

Walking along the streets of Tuscania today, it is astonishing to see how accurate the partial reconstruction of the town has been carried out after the big earth-quake of 1971. The restoration has respected the prevailingly 16th century urban structure. The historical center offers the visitors a exclusive scenery of ancient churches, accurate restored buildings, little squares and alleys, towers and many cosy restaurants all for you to discover.