An ancient and important city of Etruscan origin, Vulci rises in the heart of the Viterbo Tuscia, not far from the sea and on the banks of the Fiora river, between the municipalities of Canino and Montalto di Castro. We are located about 30 kilometers from the southwestern shore of Lake Bolsena in a place surrounded by greenery where it is possible to admire the remains of a glorious past. The park that today has taken the place of the ancient city is built around these ruins and extends over 120 hectares.
Vulci was one of the most important city-states in all of Etruria, and played a significant role in trade with Greece and other regions of the Mediterranean Sea. It was destroyed by the Romans in 280 BC, today there are impressive ruins of the ancient city, many of which are well preserved, both from the Etruscan and Roman periods: the walls built in tuff blocks with five access gates (of which three are still visible), the Roman aqueduct, the large temple dating back to the 4th century BC, the Domus and many other wonders.
In the park there are also some necropolises, among the most famous those of Cavalupo, Poledrara, Campo Maggio and the François Tomb. In the castle of the park, dating back to the 12th century, there is a museum which exhibits many of the artifacts found in the necropolis and in the ancient city. This castle was born as a Benedictine abbey dedicated to San Mamiliano, stands near the famous Devil’s Bridge (recognizable in several films). Inside the park there are themed trails and trekking routes, a place to visit absolutely. Open all year, admission to the park costs 8 euros.
Not far from the park we find the Terme di Vulci. Recently built, they represent one of the main attractions of the Viterbo Tuscia, perfect for those who love to relax and immerse themselves in nature. Four swimming pools that blend perfectly with the fields of olive trees that surround the structure and thermal waters at a temperature ranging from 30 to 42 degrees. The spas are open every day and have a price of € 17 for weekdays and € 25 for holidays.