Archeology of Etruscan Land...
on actual archeological sites within the Arezzo area and
throughout Tuscany will be an important stage in the
acquisition of historical and artistic knowledge of this
land, once known as Etruria.
is known is that the Etruscans lived across a large swathe of
central Italy encompassing modern-day Tuscany, western Umbria
and northern Lazio.
archeological and anthropological findings such as tombs are
the most common tangible remains of the Etruscan's once great
civilization, from whom modern Tuscans descend. Despite their
amazing achievements and lasting influence, the Etruscans
remain one of Italy's great mysteries.
course includes Art History and conferences held by the Tuscan
Archeological Superintendent, pratical
excavations and guided tours to the most famous museums and
archeological spots in the area.
of the Etruscans ( city walls, gateways, roads carved through
rock and tombs ) are dotted all over Etruria.
Etruscan art and artefacts, the best museums are in
Rome, Tarquinia, Florence, Perugia, Chiusi, Volterra,
Cerveteri and Bologna. For decorated necropolises, we can
visit Cerveteri and especially Tarquinia where wonderful
original frescos bring the Etruscans vividly to life.