Vetulonia is an ancient Etruscan city that gave Rome the symbol of Victoria fasces and axes. Vetulonia reached its maximum splendor between the seventh and sixth centuries. B.C. and still it retains many memories of its ancient power. After the splendor of the Etruscan period, Vetulonia declined, it was in 1181 the Castle of Colonna, born from the need to fortify the defense of the population. The imposing Etruscan city walls were some stretches, and in the immediate vicinity of the village is the Etruscan necropolis. Among the tombs which can be visited, they are remarkable tomb Diavolino and The Tomb of Petrera, found taking the road that leads to Buriano. In town you can visit an archaeological museum with exhibits of remarkable value.
There are many things to visit, the monumental Etruscan tombs rediscovered at the foot of the hill where the town stands, reachable along the via dei sepolcri. Numerous necropolises in the surrounding hills with thousands of tombs, which demonstrate the various historical phases of Vetulonia. Moving towards the center of the country, you can also explore the ruins of the Cyclopean walls, the Isidoro Falchi Archaeological Civic Museum which houses Etruscan finds, gold jewels and grave goods. At the museum during the year you can find educational workshops, guided tours and temporary exhibitions to get to know and discover the history of the country and the peoples who inhabited it more closely.