"It is a spot which should not fail to be visited by everyone who feels interest in the antiquities of early Italy" - quote by George Dennis (1847).
Trek-fit while you learn on your next Italian vacation and then relax your bones in an outdoor Etruscan hot spring! #etruscanadventure
If you enjoy trekking or simply enjoy getting into the countryside and have an interest in the Etruscan civilisation too we think you'll love this tour.
Your day will incorporate 3 or 4 unusual Etruscan sites each set in fairly rugged landscapes. If departure is from Rome then you will travel along the ancient Cassia Way to Sutri - an historically important town which was on the border between Rome and Etruria, for your first guided walk of the Etruscan necropolis. There will also be chance for a refreshment break, after which we head towards the Marturanum Park for different kinds of Etruscan tombs called rock or porch tombs - this site is twinned with the Nabateans in Petra, Jordan. Following this we visit either the famous Bomarzo pyramid hidden in an enchanted looking forest set at the bottom of steep ravines or a similar site but not quite so challenging with similar tombs as the second site in the national park.
This is approximately a good 4-hours of walking, clambering, trekking - where you are certain to feel like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft - but your efforts are rewarded with a delicious local lunch (various options available, cost not included).
George Dennis - a British diplomat, explorer of Etruria, writer and scholar, wrote this about one of the places in our Itinerary "it is a spot which should not fail to be visited by everyone who feels interest in the antiquities of early Italy". He visited the tombs in the mid 19th century, (1847) together with friend and artist Samuel Ainsley).
We currently run this tour Weekends only.
We don't run this tour in August.
Based on departure / return to Rome this tour requires 11 hours.
Please get in touch if you are based elsewhere in Lazio (eg. Viterbo or Tarquinia), or if you would like to customise this tour.