Known as Etrusci or Tusci by the ancient Romans and Tyrrhenoi by the Greeks, the Etruscan civilization is the name given to the culture and way of life of a people of ancient Italy and Corsica, whose origins are lost in prehistory. Their civilization was based both in the north beyond the Apennines and in Campania. Etruscan supremacy in Campania came to an end with the Samnite invasion in the latter half of the 5th century BC.
In September this year, Travel at Your Leisure’s tour of Amazing Amalfi will be spending a morning at Sessa Arunca, where ongoing archaeological excavations continue to uncover more and more fascinating Etruscan history. We will be talking to the archaeologists working there and hearing first hand about the work that they do in uncovering and preserving this ancient site.