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I returned to Vulci after many years with a group of friends. My first impression was one of unexpected relief.I noticed reorganized parking lots, a newly opened ticket office, and new protected exhibition spaces. The paths were clearly marked. Recent excavations were well presented both...More
My first impression was that the landscape seemed to belong to another era completely. One of the first tombs we descended into could almost have been Egyptian. The day we visited was very quiet (hardly anyone else there) which, for me, added to the eeriness...More
First thing you notice when you approach the site of Vulci is the peace and quite of the surrounding landscape. Very soft and green hills, with some mountain in the back, and some red kite flying over your head.
Then you realize that the site...More
Don;t waste your time driving to the archeological museum as we and several other carloads of tourists did -we found it surrounded by those metal mesh railings used on construction sites and looking decidedly closed if not to say slightly derelict.
Whilst one may have seen more comprehensive excavations it has to be remembered that this is largely pre-roman. The work is on-going and this town of 10000 slowly ceased to exist when other Etrurian towns still exist.
The price is 8 euros per person! We thought this was pricey. I think 3-5 euro per adult would have been acceptable. There are Etruscan ruins here, which are the main attraction. If you are into that, it's interesting. If not, there is one beautiful...More
The Archeo-Park of Vulci is an open-air museum that covers the whole area of the (once) urban settlement, the port (on the river) and a small lake surrounded by "tufo" rocks.
It's an amazing place to have a walk and is a laudable initiative to...More
The large park has Etruscan and Roman ruins, a mediaeval castle with a car-stopping view of a tall bridge, a deep canyon, waterfalls, rivers and lakes.If you wish to visit the Estruscan ruins, be very careful where you park, as of summer 2013, there are...More