was the homeland of the Etruscans, who, between the 7th
and the 2nd centuries B.C. created one of the first refined
cultures on Italian soil before succumbing to the Romans.
Necropolises with their monumental burial chambers, city
walls and gates, and remains of temples as well as archeological
museums testify to the splendid culture of this mysterious
people. The city of Volterra, which was part of the ancient
association of the 12 major Etruscan towns, was a prominent
influence in that time. Guided by a professor of Estruscan
studies you will visit the most significant archaeological
sites of ancient Tuscany while obtaining a unique insight
of Etruscan culture and lifestyle
Rate per person, 1 week
(7 nights), on 5 half day or full day Excursion Programme
- Accommodation in double room for 7 nights (arriving on
Saturday and leaving on Saturday).
- Half board (buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner, drinks
- Excursions Programme
- Shuttle service in connection
with the course programme
bus transfer from and to Volterra on arrival and departure
days for guests
travelling with public transport.
Rate does not include:
room supplement (€ 175 per week)
fees to museums, exhibitions etc.
tax 1€ per person/night. City tax is chargeable for
a maximum of 3 nights
management: Prof. Stephan Steingräber
Steingräber, German citizen, Archaeologist specialised
in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology and in Ancient Greek
is currently teaching Etruscologia e Antichitā Italiche
at the University of Rome.
cover of "Volterra" by Stephan Steingräber
& Horst Blanck published 2002, edited by "Verlag
Philipp von Zabern - Mainz" (in German)
at Villa Palagione Centro Interculturale