Today, a visit to the necropolis of Banditaccia
in Cerveteri or that of Monterozzi in Tarquinia confirms Lawrence's view in 1927: 'there is a queer stillness, and a curious peaceful repose about the Etruscan places I have been to, quite different from the weirdness of Celtic places, the slightly repellant feeling of Rome and the old campagna, and the rather horrible feeling of the great pyramid places in Mexico, Teotihuacan and Cholula, and Mitla in the south; or the amiably idolatrous Buddha places in Ceylon.' (19) Remarkably, though, the archaeological parks of Cerveteri, Tarquinia, and Vulci have witnessed a renaissance in the last 90 years, having been well maintained and opened to a wide public through the work of the Soprintendenze.
In this final offering, the group enjoy their last few days together on the La Banditaccia
farm, before reflecting on what they have learnt about themselves during their stay, and saying their goodbyes.
WEDNESDAY Second Chance Summer: Tuscany BBC Two, 9pm The group prepare for the annual autumnal olive harvest at La Banditaccia
farm, but interest soon wanes after the scale and arduous reality of the task hits home and the challenge of the harvest begins to split the camp.