For the first time in an exhibition is presented not in a general manner , but by focusing on a single city – Cerveteri – the greatness and importance of the Etruscans in the context of relations between the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean . This city, in fact, that the Etruscans called Kaisraie , Agylla the Greeks , and the Romans Caere , is emblematic of the magnitude of the Etruscan civilization. It occupies a central place in Italy and in the Mediterranean throughout the first millennium BC In ancient times , not surprisingly , Caere was considered “the most prosperous and populous city of Etruria ,” according to the greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Of this metropolis of ancient Italy which is only 50 km from Rome , the exhibition aims to cover almost ten centuries of history
The exhibition is therefore an excellent opportunity to gather around a nucleus of pieces of capital importance in the collections of the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia and the national cerite , the most significant works of other great historical collections of the old continent.