Vetulonia is a medieval village situated in the town of Castiglione della Pescaia, in the region of Tuscany’s Maremma, its origins dating back in the VIIth century BC and was one of the major centers of the Roman’s Empire. Certainly, the nowadays city has nothing to do with the Entruscan period kind, of the original one remaining now an important archaeological site, uncovered by Isidoro Falchi. The current Vetulonia has medieval origins and for centuries was the property of the Vescovi di Lucca, a noble family of Lambardi di Buriano, from Abbey of Saint Bartolomeo, of the city of Massa Marittima, of the Republic of Siena and finally of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
Places to visit in the city of Vetulonia:
– Cassero, medieval building that is a massive wall entirely made of stone.
– Oratory of Saint Maria delle Grazie, the building was born as the seat of the Society of
Saints Fabiano and Sebastiano.
– Abbey of Saint Bartolomeo, sacred building dating from the XIth century.
– Church of Saints Giuda and Simone, dating back from the early medieval period and
entirely done in Romanesque style.
At only few kilometres away from the village, you can find also the Archaeological
Settlement of Vetulonia, the visit of which could certainly become an extremely interesting
experience, for the possibility to admire the ruins of the Etruscan ancient buildings.