The Park of Vulci promotes itself as a natural and archaeological park. True to its word, the park is filled with beautiful landscapes; from pasturelands to lake views, it is perfect for an afternoon stroll through nature. However, the park's most striking features are the ancient ruins, remnants of past civilizations in Vulci. What is unknown, however, is that these excavated ruins are but meager indicators of the vast world laying hidden in the idyllic natural landscape.
As an archaeological site, the Park of Vulci is a little-known gem of the Etruscan world. Most of the excavated ruins date back to the Roman period, leading to the misconception that the park's importance lies in its ties to the Roman era. Yet, beneath the Roman remnants lies an entire acropolis waiting to be seen. This acropolis used to be an Etruscan port city, much like Tarquinia and Cerveteri, yet it's importance as a historical landmark for the Etruscans has been overshadowed by the more visible Roman influences.
Realizing the importance of Vulci as an Etruscan city was our first step towards the project plan that will be proposed here. This website is meant to be a representation of our work these four weeks in Italy, from collecting data to post-processing and generating models to the ideas we generated from researching Vulci and visiting other Etruscan sites and museums.