The Etruscans (900 - 50 b.C.)

Cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean World

The Etruscans occupied the central part of the Italian peninsula (mainly Tuscany) in a confederation of hill towns.
This area was rich with agricultural and mineral resources and perfectly situated for trade and cultural exchange.
They became expert metalworkers, fashioning gold, bronze and copper into lavish jewelry, decorative reliefs and cast figures.
They adapted artistic ideas and techniques from other cultures, especially the Greeks.
The combination of foreign influences and local contributions led to a uniquely Etruscan style.
Most evidence of Etruscan culture comes from temple sites and tombs.
From these cities of the dead, dazzling evidence continues to emerge of a culture that was rich, multifaceted, open and peaceful, a culture destined to merge with Rome after centuries of independence.
The greatest expanse of the Etruscan civilization: about 500 b.c.
Nearby our estate there are the archaeological sites of Roselle and Vetulonia.

Last but not least our crest is an Etruscan jewel: triangular pendant with the wings and the bust of birds.
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