According to the legend, Tuscania was founded by Aeneas’ son, Ascanius, where he had found twelve dog pups (hence the Etruscan name Tus-Cana, Cana being similar to the Latin canis for “dog”).

This story has no legs to stand on in modern days, but it does go a long way to proving just how old Tuscania is.

This town in the province of Viterbo boasts roots that go as far back as the Neolithic Age and a golden era that began in the 5th century when it became one of the first bishopric seats in Italy.