ETRUSCHI E VINO – VATLUNA E DEGUSTAZIONE IN CANTINA
THE ETRUSCANS IN MAREMMA
A chance to immerse yourself in the thousand-year history of the Maremma, the cradle of the Etruscan civilisation, which still continues to surprise travellers today with its mystery, traditions and ancient customs. Visit to the Vetulonia Archaeological Museum. Afterwards, a visit and wine tasting in a prestigious cellar to savour the quality of the local delicacies.
- Tasting in a distinguished Wine Cellar
- Thousand-year history of the Etruscans
- Local traditions
The excursion will immerse us in the thousand-year history of the Maremma. We will reach the Etruscan city of Vetulonia, which is now a small village overlooking the plain of Grosseto, formerly occupied by Lake Prile; also overlooking the same plain, connected to the sea is the Etruscan city of Roselle. The memory of the city of Vetulonia was lost until its identification two centuries ago thanks to the intuition of the doctor and archaeologist Isidoro Falchi, who the Archaeological Museum is named after, a must-see on our visit. In the seven rooms of the Museum many archaeological finds from various historical periods are exhibited starting from the 9th century BC. We then continue to Rocca di Frassinello, an internationally-renowned wine cellar designed by Renzo Piano . Before reaching the cellar, we will take a walk through the vineyards to get to the Necropolis of San Germano , which is located inside the wine estate. Here, mounds are concentrated whose tombs have held numerous valuable possessions, such as bucchero and fine painted ceramic vases (Etruscan -corinthia), ointments, goblets and cups for the consumption of wine. Once we arrive at the cellar, the visit begins with the majestic terracotta terrace, with a 360° view of the Maremma hills, continuing to the attractive Barriccaia (barrel cellar) which is dug into the rock, followed by the wine cellar and then the adjacent rooms, where the Etruscan Documentation Centre designed by Italo Rota is set up, which exhibits the finds from the Necropolis of San Germano discovered inside the estate. The tour ends with a guided tasting of 4 Maremma Toscana DOC wines (Vermentino, Ornello, Le Sughere di Frassinello, and Rocca di Frassinello) accompanied by a typical local schiaccia, in the modern glass and steel Pavillion that houses the Rapture of the Grape by David LaChapelle. At the end of the visit, we will head back for around 7.30 pm.
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THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Return transfers by private minibus
- Authorised Tourist/Environmental Hiking Guide
- Entrance to the Vetulonia Etruscan Museum.
- Visit to the Etruscan necropolis of San Germano
- Wine Cellar Visit and Tasting
- Contribution for Eco-Systemic Services (what are these?)
- Health Insurance, Third-Party Liability Insurance and Guarantee Fund
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Personal extras and anything not listed under “the price includes”
Visit Start Time: 2.30 pm – arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time – The final pick up time will always be communicated before the visit
Excursion duration: 5 hours approx.
To wear: casual clothes, sports shoes
Languages Available: Italian, English, German, French (Tour in one or multiple languages depending on the number of participants)
Meeting place: at the offices of the Agencies or from your hotel if arranged or directly on site
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Tel: 0566.847011 – 0566.43554 – 3338121542
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