Fulvio Ferri tells the story of his grandmother, his recipe for olive marmelade and Mary Jane narrates [...]
insider tips and travel information
special places to stay in Central Italy
the area’s history in selected books
Most first-time visitors to Italy have never heard of Etruria, the original name of an ancient area extending north of Rome and into Tuscany. The proximity to Rome with its international airports and the cruise port of Civitavecchia make the Etruria area a perfect day trip.
Few people here speak English but this does not stop foreigners from buying village homes and farmhouses and coming to stay-permanently.
As a journalist, educator and guidebook writer living and working in Italy since 1965, I knew that the Viterbo/Etruria area just north of Rome had an abundance of interesting places which beckoned temptingly to be explored and enjoyed. I have gathered information and fascinating stories that I am happy to share with my readers on this website.
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