San Giovenale

In the municipal territory of Blera lies the archaeological site of San Giovenale. The excavations have brought to light a town of Villanovan origin, which was built on a Bronze Age’s settlement.

While for the Etruscan age necropolis are well documented, this site is one of the few still remaining examples of a town.

The most important part of housing is located on the hill known as del Borgo: the site allows you to have a fairly comprehensive view of the organization of an Etruscan settlement and the structure of its houses, including fireplaces and pits.

Very interesting are the remains of the acropolis, built of large blocks of tufa. The strong position of the tuff cliff determined the choice of Vico’s family to erect a castle (14th c.), whose ruins overlooks the archaeological site.

Near the Acropolis lies the necropolis of Vignale, with a wide variety of tombs.

Impressive is Tagliata delle Poggette an Etruscan road embedded in the tuff and lined with rock tombs, which led from the necropolis to the village on the hill.

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San Giovenale

Etruscan rocky village of San Giovenale, Blera

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