Vetulonia: the lost and found city

May 17, 2022 103

BY: Matilde Diana

This path, although short, allows you to dive into another dimension, to take a leap in time and retrace the history of the territory of the legendary Vetulonia and the Maremma in general. Vetulonia was in fact an important Etruscan city built on the shores of the now disappeared Lake Prile. At the end of the 19th century the physician Isidoro Falchi brought to light the ruins of the important past.

Vetulonia – Vetluna, the modern Vetulonia, one of the twelve richest and most important Etruscan city-states, stands out on a relief of about 350 meters on the plain of Grosseto, between the coast of Castiglione della Pescaia and the freeway into which the Aurelia was transformed at that point (exit Giuncarico).

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