Vulci (Velch) was an Etruscan city located 12 km from the western coast of central Italy by the banks of the Fiora River. Flourishing as a trading port between the 6th and 4th century BCE, it was an important member of the Etruscan League. The archaeological site has yielded many bronze works and a vast quantity of fine pottery, which has filled museums worldwide, but its most impressive contribution to our knowledge of the Etruscans is the many tombs at the site, including the 4th-century BCE Francois Tomb with its vibrant wall paintings.

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  • 700 BCE - 300 BCE
    The Etruscan city of Vulci flourishes as a trade and manufacturing centre.
  • c. 350 BCE
    The paintings of the Etruscan Francois Tomb at Vulci are created.
  • 280 BCE
    The Romans conquer the Etruscan cities of Tarquinia, Volsinii and Vulci.
  • 90 BCE
    The former Etruscan city of Vulci is downgraded to a Roman municipium.