), a town of Etruria, not far from the right bank of the Tiber, and about 12 miles E. of Viterbo.
The name is not found in any writer earlier than Paulus Diaconus (Hist. Lang.
4.8), and there is therefore no evidence of its antiquity: but it is certain that there existed an ancient Etruscan city about 2 miles N. of the present village of Bomarzo.
Some ruins and other slight vestiges of ancient buildings still remain, and numerous sepulchres have been discovered, some of which have yielded various objects of interest. One of them is adorned with paintings in the Etruscan style, but apparently not of early date. (Dennis's Etruria,
vol. i. p. 214--226.)