The Etruscan Charmars, Chiusi today, reached its heyday from the seventh to the fifth century BC, especially under King Porsenna who, according to the legend, is said to have been buried in a majestic mausoleum surrounded by a large number of precious objects, including thousands of golden chicks . Under the name Clusium, it was a military station in alliance with the Romans, then a Lombard duchy and a Free county seat. Because of the swamping of Valdichiana it began to decline, but in 1556 it was incorporated into the Mediceo State. The first archaeological discoveries in the nineteenth century Chiusi was included in the cultural tourism circuit, and today you can admire the beautiful archaeological finds in the National Archaeological Museum, the Porsenna Labirinth , the Etruscan tombs and the catacombs of S.Mustiola and St. Catherine, the oldest evidence of Christianity in Tuscany . Near the Archaeological Museum there is the beautiful Cathedral dedicated to San Secondiano, patron of the city and, belonging to the church, the Cathedral Museum.
DISTRICT OF CHIUSI