Tuscania, Etruscans & Rome Lakes

Code: JROH007


One of Joe Banana’s English speaking drivers will meet you at your accommodation in Rome for a day tour that focuses on the Etruscan era and includes visits to Tuscania and Bracciano Lake.

Leaving your accommodation in the morning with your private driver, you will travel northeast through the countryside and after approximately one hour and forty-five minutes, you will arrive in the Etruscan town of Tuscania (which is NOT the Italian translation for Tuscany). A medieval town founded between 3000 and 2000 B.C., Tuscania is well known for its beautiful churches, but most notably for the Etruscan necropolis.

During your time in Tuscania, you will have about one hour to visit the local “Tuscanese” museum, followed by the interesting church of San Pietro for about 30 minutes and then on to Santa Maria Maggiore, a beautiful church that is half Christian and half Etruscan, where sacred and profane match perfectly. 

Your private driver will then take you on about a 1 hour drive to reach the Bracciano Lake where you will have a chance to visit the magnificent “Castle on the Lake”. 

At this point, your driver will be happy to suggest a restaurant for lunch on your own where you can savor the local Italian cuisine. 

After which, you will transition to yet another interesting remnant of the Etruscan period, the biggest of all the Etruscan necropolii in the Mediterranean area “La Banditaccia” near Cerveteri. The oldest burials date back to the IX century B.C. and the most recent to the III century B.C. You will see that some of these are quite large as they represented the structure of the deceased person’s home. A 3-D re-construction will aid in your understanding of how the original necropolis was made. 

After this historically rich day tour, we will drive back to your accommodation in Rome. 

Tuscania, Etruscans & Rome Lakes

Etruscan Necropolis
Lake Bracciano