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The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany

Tour Dates: October 12-23, 2022 in the planning stages (12 days)

Tour Leader(s): Lisa C. Pieraccini ,

NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for an October 2022 departure. To be added to the list and notified when reservations are open for this departure, please contact us at 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org

Discover the world of the ancient Etruscans, a pre-Roman civilization that flourished in the area between Rome and Florence from at least the 7th century B.C. until they were conquered by the Romans in the 3rd century B.C. The extent of the impact that the Etruscans’ legacy had on the Greeks and Romans, through to our contemporary world, is still coming to light. Join Dr. Pieraccini and a small group of like-minded fellow travelers to explore and further understand the realm of the Etruscans.

Highlights include:

  • The marvelous cities of Rome and Florence, plus journeys through spectacular countryside to lesser-visited medieval and Renaissance towns.
  • Outstanding Etruscan necropolises with brightly-painted scenes of feasting and dancing covering the walls of rock-cut chamber tombs, monumental tumuli, and house tombs. These include the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, as well as Sovana with its Tomba Ildebranda.
  • Important Etruscan towns, including Veii with its impressive, 6th-century B.C. “Portonaccio Temple;” Fiesole, with its ancient walls and necropolis; Volterra, which also boasts a charming historical center; Orvieto, with its striking Etruscan acropolis; and Vulci, whose tombs contain original Etruscan inscriptions.
  • Many splendid museums with unparalleled collections of Etruscan artifacts, such as Etruscan bronze sculptures plus Phoenician gold and Greek vases obtained through extensive trade networks. These include the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia and Vatican City’s Etruscan Gregorian Museum.
  • Lectures, discussions, and the company of our expert AIA lecturer/host, Lisa Pieraccini.
  • Generous comfort at well-located, 4-star hotels, plus fine cuisine and wine. A couple of special events are a home-hosted dinner in Florence, and lunch at a winery in Orvieto.

Prices Per Person

$TBA (13-16 participants) double occupancy
$TBA (9-12 participants) double occupancy
Single Supplement $TBA

Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required (limited availability). With fewer than 9 participants, a small surcharge may be added.

The Urn of the Spouces - The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany, AIA Tours, Archaeological Institute of America Tours

Vulci -The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany, AIA Tours, Archaeological Institute of America Tours

Cerveteri,- The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany, AIA Tours, Archaeological Institute of America Tours

Cortona - The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany, AIA Tours, Archaeological Institute of America Tours

Tarquinia Tomb of the Leopards - The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany , AIA Tours, Archaeological Institute of America Tours

Cerveteri, Entrance of necropolis - The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany, AIA Tours, Archaeological Institute of America Tours

Perugia National Archaeological Museum - The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany, AIA Tours, Archaeological Institute of America Tours

Itinerary


Wednesday, October 12, 2022: Fly to Rome, Italy
Thursday, October 13: Arrive in Rome | Private transfer to hotel | Welcome dinner
Friday, October 14: Rome: AM at leisure, PM National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia
Saturday, October 15: Vatican City: Etruscan Gregorian Museum | Veii | High-speed train to Florence
Sunday, October 16: Florence walking tour | Fiesole | Florence: Home-hosted dinner
Monday, October 17: Volterra walking tour, Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, Etruscan acropolis, Roman amphitheater | Cortona
Tuesday, October 18: Cortona: Walking tour, Museum of the Etruscan Academy & the Town of Cortona | Sodo | Cortona
Wednesday, October 19: Perugia: Walking tour, National Archaeological Museum | Chiusi | Cortona
Thursday, October 20: Orvieto | Winery lunch | Vulci | Tarquinia
Friday, October 21: Necropolises of Tarquinia & Monterozzi | Pitignano | Sovana | Tarquinia
Saturday, October 22: Cerveteri | Tarquinia | Farewell dinner
Sunday, October 23: Private transfer to Rome Airport | Fly home

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NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for an October 2022 departure. To be added to the list and notified when reservations are open for this departure, please contact us at 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org.


For reservations or questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884). To reserve your space using the online form, click here.

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