Acquarossa, Italy


Architectural terracotta from Acquarossa
Shown within Lazio
Location Comune di Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
Region Lazio
Type Settlement
Periods Archaic
Cultures Etruscan
Site notes
Excavation dates yes

Acquarossa or Fosso Acqua Rossa is the modern name of the location of an ancient Etruscan settlement abandoned or destroyed in the second half of the sixth century BC.[1] Located near Viterbo, in Etruria,[2] was excavated by the Swedish Institute at Rome in the 1960s and 1970s.[3] An elite complex similar to the Regia in Rome was excavated at the site.[4]


  1. The Etruscans, Graeme Barker & Tom Rasmussen, page 299
  2. Harris, W.; DARMC, R. Talbert; S. Gillies; T. Elliott; J. Becker. "Places: 412987 (Acquarossa)". Pleiades. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  3. "ACQUAROSSA Italy." In Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
  4. Larissa Bonfante (1986). Etruscan Life and Afterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies. Wayne State University Press. pp. 195–. ISBN 0-8143-1813-4.

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Coordinates: 42°29′N 12°08′E / 42.483°N 12.133°E / 42.483; 12.133

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