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Summer School Tuscia: Tuscia heritage
July 25th-August 6th 2022

Università della Tuscia, DISTU (Dipartimento di Studi linguistico-letterari. storico-filosofici e giuridici) Corso di laurea magistrale in Archeologia e Storia dell'arte (LM2-89)

Université Clermont Auvergne, UFR Lettres, Culture et Sciences Humaines


La Tuscia: percorsi nel patrimonio archeologico e artistico dagli Etruschi alla contemporaneità

La Tuscia : parcours dans le patrimoine de l’âge des Étrusques jusqu’à nos jours

Tuscia: Itineraries in the archaeological and artistic heritage from the Etruscans to the present day

Viterbo, 25 luglio – 6 agosto 2022


The summer school Tuscia: Itineraries in the archaeological and artistic heritage from the Etruscans to the present day, is the result of a collaboration between the DISTU of the University of Tuscia and the University of Clermont-Auvergne -UFR Lettres, Culture et Sciences Humaines. Through a program of frontal lessons and field trips, the objective is to set up a course that aims at the knowledge of the cultural heritage of the area of Northern Latium. The territory of the Tuscia is in fact a widespread museum, rich in remarkable archaeological and historical-artistic remains, in which the diversified morphology of the stratifications links the past to the present. The program of lectures, held by professors of the University of Tuscia, offers participants knowledge in archaeology (from prehistory to the Middle Ages) and in monumental and artistic history of the region, an approach that is well suited to the interdisciplinary nature of the disciplines covered by the vast cultural heritage sector of the University of Viterbo. The vital relationship between the archaeological and historical-artistic disciplines and the objects of their study (understood in their material consistency) makes this project significantly different from the didactics normally taught in the classroom; for this reason, it can interest not only foreign students who want to know our territory, but also Italians, who will be able to know in person the excavations, the archaeological sites, the museums and the monuments, which up to now have been observed only through photographic reproductions.


Key information
The Summer School is targeted to university students, Erasmus, and international students, bachelor and master students enrolled in university courses dealing with archaeology, history, history of art, cultural heritage. Application of students with different backgrounds, PhD students and other participants might be considered upon availability of places.           



The program includes a series of 20 sessions consisting of lectures and visits of approximately 3 hours each, for a total of 60 hours, divided into 2 daily sessions (see table below).

The course will be taught in Italian, a language which is an indispensable tool for those who wish to undertake studies linked to our cultural and artistic tradition. Teaching aids will be available in French or English: introductions in the participants' native language, texts and other materials to help orient them to the subject of the lesson or visit.


Hours (CET)



July 25th Monday


Meeting with the participants

Welcome and presentation of the Summer School

Enrico Parlato, Giuseppe Romagnoli

July 26th, Tuesday




Lecture: The territory of Tuscia. Physical setting and historical events.

Field trip: The Cimini Mountains.

Enrico Parlato, Giuseppe Romagnoli

July 27, Wednesday




Lecture: The prehistory

Visit to Laboratories

Field trip:  The National Archeological Museum of Viterbo.

Gian Maria Di Nocera

Giuseppe Romagnoli

Marina Micozzi

July 28,




Field trip: The Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia.

Field trip: Roman and medieval Cosa (Ansedonia).

Marina Micozzi

Alessia Rovelli

July 29,




Field trip: Roman and medieval Ferento (Viterbo).

Field trip: The roman city of Volsinii (Bolsena).

Giuseppe Romagnoli

Salvatore De Vincenzo

July 30,


Day off

July 31 Sunday

Day off

August 1st Monday




Field trip: Romanesque art and architecture in Tuscania.

Field trip: Medieval Viterbo.

Enrico Parlato, Raffaella Menna


Raffaella Menna, Giuseppe Romagnoli

August 2nd




Field trip: Renaissance Viterbo.

Field trip: The Farnese Palace in Caprarola.

Enrico Parlato

Enrico Parlato

August 3rd



Field trip: The Farnese sites in the ancient Duchy of Castro.

Enrico Parlato

August 4 Thursday




Field trip: Medieval and early modern Monterano (Canale Monterano).

Field trip: The Altieri Palace in Oriolo Romano.

Giuseppe Romagnoli


Enrico Parlato

August 5th




Lecture: Studios and artist’s houses in Tuscia.

Field trip: Contemporary art and landscape. The artist gardens in Tuscia.

Patrizia Mania

Elisabetta Cristallini

August 6th Saturday

End of the courses and departure



Elisabetta Cristallini, professor of History of contemporary art at University of Tuscia

Salvatore De Vincenzo, professor of Classical archeology at University of Tuscia

Gian Maria Di Nocera, professor of Prehistory and protohistory at University of Tuscia

Patrizia Mania, professor History of contemporary art at University of Tuscia

Raffaella Menna, professor of History of Medieval Art at University of Tuscia

Marina Micozzi, professor of Etruscology at University of Tuscia

Enrico Parlato, professor of History of early modern art at University of Tuscia

Daniele Rivoletti, professor of History of art at University of Clermont Ferrand

Giuseppe Romagnoli, professor of Medieval archeology, at University of Tuscia

Alessia Rovelli, professor of Numismatic at University of Tuscia