The Naturalistic Archeological Vulci Park is unique in that it presents a complete panorama of Etruscan and Roman city, necropolis, uncontaminated nature and countryside and the extraordinary exhibits in the Museum of Vulci at the Badia Castle. The park is located around the border line with the Tuscany.
There are several opportunities of which you can choose to visit the Naturalistic Archeological Vulci Park. There are simple beginner trails that pass through the ancient etruscan city that take you into the valley where the Fiora River fills the Pellicone Lake, a magnificent sight that we extremely suggest.
Inside the park area there are protected paths that pass alongside vast pastures where maremana cattle and horses graze. It’s possible to provide you with a naturalistic archeological guide to visit the Tomb of François, Tomb of Inscriptions and the Archeological Museum of Vulci, located inside the Badia Castle or Vulci Castle.
Castle Vulci or “Castello della Badia” is placed in a location of exceptional natural beauty. It stands in the countryside of Tuscia in Lower Maremma, on top of a beautiful gorge crossed by the River Fiora. The castle was built not far from the ruins of the ancient Etruscan city of Vulci and the nearby coastal path of the ancient Via Aurelia. The location chosen for its construction corresponded to that where the Romans had built a high bridge to jump over the deep gorge of the Fiora to over 30 meters in height.
The castle became the thirteenth century an important center for assistance and hospitality to pilgrims for half a century and was operated in cooperation with the Knights Templar, the so-called Templars. In the sixteenth century passed into the ownership of Alessandro Farnese, who worked some restoration.
The castle is entirely built of regular blocks of trachyte dark.Access to the castle to the north was controlled by the other side of the bridge and the gorge of the river Fiora and a perimeter ditch with water fed by the Roman Empire.
Archeo-trekking, mountain bike or horseback riding are activities to do in the park of Vulci. During the summer season you may visit the park area by night and appreciate the special effects of the evening lights and colours.
Suggested accommodation for this area : TARQUINIA ROOMS