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The Legacy of the Etruscans: Latium, Umbria & Tuscany

Tour Dates: October 13-24, 2021 in the planning stages (12 days)

Tour Leader(s): Lisa C. Pieraccini ,

This tour is in the planning stages for the October 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary


Wednesday, October 13, 2021: Fly to Rome, Italy
Thursday, October 14: Arrive in Rome | Private transfer to hotel | Welcome dinner

Friday, October 15: Rome: AM at leisure, PM National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia

Saturday, October 16: Vatican City: Etruscan Gregorian Museum | Veii | High-speed train to Florence

Sunday, October 17: Florence walking tour | Fiesole | Florence: Home-hosted dinner

Monday, October 18: Volterra walking tour, Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, Etruscan acropolis, Roman amphitheater | Cortona

Tuesday, October 19: Cortona: Walking tour, Museum of the Etruscan Academy & the Town of Cortona | Sodo | Cortona

Wednesday, October 20: Perugia: Walking tour, National Archaeological Museum | Chiusi | Cortona

Thursday, October 21: Orvieto | Winery lunch | Vulci | Tarquinia

Friday, October 22: Necropolises of Tarquinia & Monterozzi | Pitignano | Sovana | Tarquinia

Saturday, October 23: Cerveteri | Tarquinia | Farewell dinner

Sunday, October 24: Private transfer to Rome Airport | Fly home

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This tour is in the planning stages for the October 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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