Vetulonia is said to be one of the largest metropolises of the Etruscans, and strolling around it and breathing that fresh air you get to feel – a bit more there, if not exactly rejuvenated. Or is it just tired?
Outside the museum there is a beautiful view towards the sea (and Castiglione della Pescaia), a tiny town with one working bar, and further down the road that leads back to the valley below – remains of an Etruscan settlement and several tombs. We only saw the first couple of them, the “Diavolino II.” is waiting for the next time. All in all, a lovely day.
I’m back to my (almost) standard twenty photos, but this time they are in a neat gallery. In order to view it, click on the first photo and proceed horizontally.
First thing I saw upon exiting the museum: oranges and blue sky.
Behind the museum building this hut has been constructed.
There are benches for the weary and if you look over that fence…
…you see this.
We found one working bar with crostini, crostoni and that kind of bread-based snacks.
Outside the bar.
Father is impressed with his Chinotto. It tastes surprisingly like Cockta, Slovenian cola drink from his youth.
Bestia can smell something.
Mom completes the painting.
The view from right there. That’s what Tuscany is about.
First stop – an Etruscan settlement.
Old, old, old stones again.
Could have been a living-room once.
The road to the valley below.
Stop two, a little tomb by the road, protected by two barking neighbouring bestias. Ours is glad to be hiding in here.
And then we reached a series of tombs down a steep pebbly road. I know that Etruscans were advanced…
…but this is stretching it. 😀 The cupola and these pathways must have come later.
Neat building style.
Our Etruscan expert will say a few words.
Your Etruscan reporter, dressed for the occasion. 😀
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