The Etruscans were an ancient people in Etruria, who lived in northern central Italy. The Etruscan culture can be traced in this area between 800 B.C. and the second half of the 1st century B.C.
Civilization of ancient Italy. The Etruscans, also obsolete Etrurians, were an ancient people in Etruria who lived in the northern central Italy in the area of today’s regions Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio and called themselves Rasenna according to Dionysios of Halikarnassos.