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THE TOMBS OF POPULONIA

This Etruscan tomb complex at Populonia, a frazione of the comune of Piombino, Tuscany, is one of the most important ancient necropolises in Italy

The Etruscans called this place ‘Fufluna’ (we know this much from the discovery of their coins) and the shift from ‘F’ to ‘P’ is quite common (it’s why, for example, the Italian farfalla, butterfly, becomes papillon in French), yet because the Etruscans didn’t write much down, we don’t know very much more about the place than this. They were here by 900 BC (and of course in a sense, they still are here), they certainly made metal here, and we think they may have made wine here too. Their harbour continued as a port into Roman times.

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About Italia!

We step off the tourist trail and head for the hills above the Amalfi Coast to explore the tiny town of Scala, which has all the charm of the coast but without the crowds. We pop over to Pisa, not for the Tower this time but for an intriguing tale about the origins of the Renaissance. Our cover stars, the Dolomites, are the setting for a heady mix of outdoor concerts and hiking to be found on their verdant slopes. Next stop Sicily, and the traditional Easter celebrations in Enna, and finally the extraordinary stories of trailblazing Milanese women in the arts, fashion, and more.