The Etruscan Necropolis at Casale Marittimo contains particularly interesting archeological finds that come from the Etruscan Necropolis of Casa Nocera. There are the highly decorated tombs of some rich and powerful members of the community from the seventh and sixth centuries BC. One of the most famous of these tombs was found by accident at Poggiarella in 1896. It dates back to the fifth century BC. This particular tomb is round with a diameter of 3.3m and is highly decorated with a ‘tholos’, a kind of false dome. In 1937 the remains of two ancient Roman villas were found near La Pieve e Il Poggio. These bear witness to the passage from Etruscan to Roman civilization. Local legend has it that there were once two castles in the area, Casale Vecchio and Casale Nuovo, although no archeological evidence of either has ever been uncovered.
ONE OF ITALY’S MOST BEAUTFUL VILLAGES ALONG THE ETRUSCAN COAST WINE ROAD
Casale Marittimo is sheltered on a hill that dominates the valley of the River Cecina. The sea is scarcely 12km away and from the coast you can see the Tuscan Archipelago islands. In the surrounding area, a fertile and cultivated countryside stretches between the village and the sea, producing grain, oil, honey and its distinguished wine - the DOC of Montescudaio. ...Morekeyboard_backspace