Vulci is a former Etruscan city in northern Lazio in Italy. It is now deserted but many of the Etruscan ruins found in excavations from 1828 onwards of an extensive Necropolis are housed in a former castle.
Vulci was active as early as the 8th century BC. In the 6th century BC, the presence of Greek labour led to the production of ceramics, sculptures and bronze objects of a high standard. The struggle to remain independent from Rome came to an end in 280 BC when Vulci had to give up most of its territory. The city then declined and disappeared rapidly.
From Rome, take the A12 Autostrada to Civitavecchia continuing into the E80 (Via Aurelia) at the end of the Autostrada. After Tarquinia leave the E80 at Montalto de Castro and follow the signs.
- Etruscan National Museum. This is housed in the La Badia Castle. Admission Euros 2. Guided tours can be arranged. For groups of 20 or more a visit can be made to the Necropolis itself to see the Tomb of François and the nearby Tomb of Inscriptions, which contains remains of original Etruscan inscriptions. Walks in the area can also be recommended. Next to the castle is the Ponte della Badia, a Roman bridge.