Fiesole is a town and comune (township) of Firenze province in the Italian region of Tuscany, 43°49N 11°18E, on a famously scenic height 346 m (1140 ft) above Florence, 8 km (5 mi) NE of that city. Its population according to the 2003 census was 14,100. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fiesole"
Perugia is the capital city in the region of Umbria in central Italy, near the Tiber river, and the capital of the province of Perugia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Perugia"
The ancient Perusia, now Perugia, first appears in history as one of the twelve confederate cities of Etruria. It is first mentioned in the account of the war of 310 or 309 BC between the Etruscans and the Romans. It took, however, an important part in the rebellion of 295, and was reduced, with Vulsinii and Arretium ( Arezzo), to seek for peace in the following year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Perusia"
Rusellae was an ancient town of Etruria, Italy, about 10 miles southeast of Vetulonia and 5 miles northeast of Grosseto, situated on a hill with two summits, the higher 636 ft. above sea level. It was one of the twelve cities of the Etruscan Confederation, and was taken in 294 BC by the Romans. In 205 BC, it contributed grain and timber for the needs of Scipio Africanus's fleet. A colony was founded here either by the Triumviri or by Augustus. The place was deserted in 1138, and the episcopal see was transferred to Grosseto. The ruins are now thickly overgrown with brushwood; but the walls, nearly 2 miles in circumference, are in places well preserved. They consist of large unworked blocks of a travertine which naturally splits into roughly rectangular blocks; these are quite irregular, and often as much as 9 ft. long by 4 ft. wide. In the interstices smaller pieces are inserted. The walls are embanking walls, with a low breastwork in places. Within the circuit which they enclose, now under cultivation, are two summits, one occupied by a Roman amphitheater, the other by a tower of uncertain date. A Roman cistern also is visible. Some 2 miles south southwest are modern baths, fed by hot springs, which were in use in Roman times also, as the discovery of remains of Roman buildings shows. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rusellae"
Saturnia was an ancient city of Etruria, Italy, about 23 miles northeast of Orbetello and the coast. Dionysius of Halicarnassus enumerates it among the towns first occupied by the Pelasgi and then by the Tuscans. A Roman colony was conducted there in 183 BC, and it was a prefecture, but otherwise little is known about it. Remains of the city walls, in the polygonal style, still exist, to which Roman gates were added. Roman remains have also been discovered within the town, and remains of tombs outside, originally covered by tumuli, which have now disappeared, so that George Dennis, author of Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria, wrongly took them for megalithic remains. Pitigliano, some 12 miles to the southwest, is another Etruscan site. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saturnia"
Tarquinia, formerly Corneto and in Antiquity Tarquinii, is an ancient city in the province of Viterbo, Lazio, Italy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tarquinia"
Umbertide is a town and comune (township) of Italy, in the province of Perugia in northwestern Umbria, at 43°18N 12°20E, 247 meters (810 ft) above sea-level, at the confluence of the Reggia river and the Tiber. It is 30 km (19 mi) N of Perugia and 20 km (12 mi) S of Città di Castello. With 15,300 inhabitants according to the 2003 census, Umbertide is one of the larger towns of Umbria; and basically flat, which is relatively unusual for the region. It is an important regional industrial center producing machine tools, farm machinery, textiles, packaging material, and ceramics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Umbertide"
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Velzna was an Etruscan city in central Italy, the last Etruscan city to be taken by the Romans. It was conquered by the Roman consul Marcus Fulvius Flaccus in 264 BC. ...more on Wikipedia about "Velzna"
Vetulonia, formerly called Vetulonium or Vatluna, was an ancient town of Etruria, Italy, the site of which is probably occupied by the modern village of Vetulonia, which up to 1887 bore the name of Colonna. It lies 1,130 ft. above sea level, about 10 miles directly northwest of Grosseto, on the northeast side of the hills which project from the flat Maremma and form the promontory of Castiglione. The place is little mentioned in ancient literature, though Silius Italicus tells us that it was hence that the Romans took their magisterial insignia, and it was undoubtedly one of the twelve cities of the Etruscan Confederation . Its site was not identified before 1881, and the identification has been denied in various works by C. Dotto dei Dauli, who places it on the Poggio Castiglione near Massa Marittima, where scanty remains of buildings, possibly of city walls, have also been found. This site seems to agree better with the indications of medieval documents, but certainly an Etruscan city was situated on the hill of Colonna, where there are remains of city walls of massive limestone, in almost horizontal courses. The objects discovered in its extensive necropolis, where over 1,000 tombs have been excavated, are now in the museums of Grosseto and Florence. The most important were surrounded by tumuli, which still form a prominent feature in the landscape. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vetulonia"
Volterra is a town in the Tuscany region, Italy. The town has a history which dates back to the Etruscan Period. ...more on Wikipedia about "Volterra"
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