Canino, a municipality in the province of Viterbo, is located in the Viterbo Maremma and is one of the most renowned places in Tuscia, thanks to the presence of the archaeological area of Vulci. Of great interest are the Abbadia Castle, one of the most evocative and interesting manors in Tuscia, and the National Museum, full of ancient finds of great archaeological value and dating back to various historical eras. There is no certain information regarding its foundation, but its origins are undoubtedly connected to nearby Vulci; Canino was probably born as an agricultural village, pagus, whose importance grew during the decline of Vulci, an ancient Etruscan city.
Vulci was one of the most important city-states of Etruria, and played a significant role in trade with Greece and other eastern regions of the Mediterranean. Today, there remain impressive ruins of the ancient city relating to both the Etruscan and Roman phases: the city walls, the urban gates, the Roman aqueduct, the forum area, the large temple, the baths, the Domus and the necropolis. The nature park is also of rare beauty. In the adjacent 12th century castle there is a museum which displays many of the finds found in the necropolis and in the ancient city.