The Veio Regional Park spans over 15,000 hectares and encompasses various municipalities in the northern part of the Province of Rome, in an area known as the Agro Veientano.
In the 6th century BC, the Etruscan civilisation was at its height; and indeed the Park is named after the city of Veio, the southernmost part of Etruria, distinguished by its considerable natural beauties and historical-cultural value.
You can visit the archaeological area where there are virtual reconstructions of the temple and other Etruscan buildings.
There is a huge variety of nature, in keeping with the morphology of the terrain: mixed species’ woods dominated by Turkey Oaks and strips of ilex woods can be found across the whole Park, while the ditches are lined with plants typically found in wetlands: Poplars, Willows, Alders and English Oaks.
Without a doubt the archaeological heart of the Park lies in the ancient Etruscan city of Veio, but there are still plenty of traces dating back to the centuries that followed. First the Roman conquest of the territory, with the remains of paving stones from the ancient Flaminia and Cassia roads; the many necropolises and tombs; the sumptuous dwellings owned by famous people from Roman politics; and towers and castles from the later period of the medieval "baronial struggles".