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The Etruscans lived in Italy before the Roman Empire. I am not going to give a history lesson here - because I don't know the history! But I do like to hunt out Etruscan things in Italy. They are similar to the ancient stone circles you find in England and the dolmans you find in Ireland. You will find Etruscan burial grounds and other remnants all over Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. My very favorite is the Etruscan Walkways near Pitigliano.
This is a list of Etruscan sights grouped by region taken from the book "Italia Etrusca - Guida Completa" (see resources below). The book is in Italian and I have just listed the regions and towns described in the book. Use this as a guide to help you locate Etruscan things - use your guidebook for more details. This list is just to orient you to wear you can find Etruscan things.
1. Etruria Meridionale - Rome and nearby Lazio
2. Tuscia - Northern Lazio
3. Etruria Interna - Umbria
4. Etruria Settentrionale - Tuscany near Florence
5. Etruria Tirrenica e Insulare - Western Tuscany
6. Maremma Toscana - Southern Tuscany
Affreschi - Exploring Etruria by Mary Jane Cryan and Norman M. Roberson,
Davide Ghaleb Editore/Etruria Editions, 2001.
Northern Lazio: An Unknown Italy, Wayland Kennet and Elizabeth Young,
The Hilltop Towns of the Fiora Valley: A Guide to the Etruscan and
Medieval Centers of the Maremman Hills
Italia Etrusca - Guida Completa, 2000 Giunti Gruppo Editoriale,
www.beniculturali.it: Site in Italian about Etruscan sights.
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