The Archaeological Park of Vulci

The ancient city of Vulci, of Etruscan origin, was destroyed in 280 BC. By Romans.

Today there are numerous ruins of the Etruscan city and a large number of tombs, kept in the necropolis, about 30,000.

The archaeological and naturalistic park of Vulci extends for about 120 hectares.

The ruins that can be visited today date back to both the Etruscan and Roman periods, among the most important buildings:

  • Cinta Muraria, built in tuff blocks and with five access doors, of which 3 are still in excellent condition today.
  • Great Temple, dating back to the 4th century BC, and restored in the imperial age
  • Forum, probably dating back to the 2nd century
  • Domus del Criptoportico, a noble residential area, dating back to the 2nd century BC. It belonged to a noble family, as evidenced by the decorations of the building, splendid floor mosaics
  • A Mitreo, a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Mithra, dating back to the third century
  • Necropolis, where there are for example the Tomb of the Ceilings, dating back to the 7th century BC, the François Tomb, probably the most famous, the Tumulus of Cuccumella and the Tomb of the Inscriptions