Murlo’s Etruscan Heritage

The Etruscans left behind deep traces of their culture which last till today. These traces are visible in the area of Castello di Murlo, at the Necropolis of Poggio Aguzzo, and at the princely residence of Poggio Civitate, that has provided the important finds for the  archaeological museum of Murlo: the “Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate“.


Etruscan gorgon
Etruscan gorgon: decoration which symbolizes the power of life and death.


The traces of the Etruscans are also present in today’s people of Murlo who, according to several DNA-studies, are considered the direct descendants of this old and mysterious population.