Melone I of Sodo is located on the left bank of the
Rio di Loreto.
The Tumulus consists in an artificial mound and is an
example of archaic Etruscan funerary architecture. The
burial site was investigated and unearthed during an
excavation campaign carried out in 1909. The tomb consists
of a long uncovered dromos (entry-corridor) leading
to a five-chamber area consisting in turn of one central
chamber and four chambers opening onto the central corridor.
The tomb features a pseudo overhanging vault. Recent
excavations (2003) brought to light part of the original