Automatic advance with the exception of slide 2 Illustrated with photographs original by Antonio Florino English version
The origins of Sutri date back to the Bronze Age, but only with the Etruscans became a rich and important center devoted to agriculture, art and commerce with other cities of including Veii, near Rome, which was allied to defend against the Romans. His fate, in fact, changed with the arrival of the Romans in 383 BC, the city was conquered by the Etruscans and had to take refuge in the Forest Cimina, feared by the Romans because, according to legend, was a deadly maze inhabited by evil beings. He was chasing the Etruscans and the Romans marked the path to the future via Cassia. When he was taken by the Lombards in 728, their king Liutprando wanted to give it to Pope Gregory II and the first real core of the Patrimony of S. Peter. Sutri, like so many feuds in the area, was constantly mistreated by various families tyrant who were fighting the neighboring lands. During his passage to Rome, Charlemagne left in Sutri her sister after her disinherited. According to tradition, here the woman gave birth to the famous Orlando, appointed champion of France by his own uncle Charlemagne. The whole area around Sutri was inhabited continuously, especially shown by numerous testimonies on the hill facing the town where you can see the Mitreo and remains of buildings that still shows the architectural lines of various ages. On top of the hill was built after the wonderful Villa Savorelli. Along the ridge of tuff above the village, coming from Rome on the Via Cassia, is a vast Etruscan necropolis and visible from the road ahead is the entrance to the Roman Amphitheater, one of the most important monuments of Lazio. The historic center of Sutri still retains its old atmosphere, with beautiful buildings, churches and picturesque spots. Sutri lies on the road ViaFrancigena; along the route from Capranica, pilgrims descended on Sutri to head to Rome. In the tuff hill town which is considering stretching for over two hundred meters on the front of Cassia stressing the Etruscan necropolis of rock type models and architecture that echoes scattered throughout the region. Of this, 64 tombs are visible today on many levels, it is chamber tombs, sometimes in a niche with the prospectus to a newspaper stand, where to arcosolium is in use is that the cremation burials. Used variously over the centuries by pilgrims who ran down the Francigena and locals have a date that goes from the third century. B.C. The A.D. to In the middle of this fascinating tape of graves is one of the most impressive monuments of ancient Tuscia: Sutri amphitheater. It is entirely excavated in the tufa rock of the hill with a north-south orientation and the major axis M 49 and the smaller M 40. Free outside of a specific architectonic construction, exhibition stands inside, access corridors and doors constructed with technical and ingresso.Venne Etruscan craftsmen in the late first century. B.C. and the beginning of the next. Not far from it, an Etruscan tomb, turned into Mitreo in the third century. A.D. he later became a striking underground Christian church dedicated to Madonna del Parto.