Map of ancient Italy sites

There’s plenty of archaeological sites in Italy. Artistic, cultural and architectonic heritage is still amazing people due to its wideness and diversity. It reflects thousands years of our peninsula’s history. Indeed it was inhabited since Paleolithic begins.

Italy can be hypothetically divided in some archaeological macro-areas, if you step back history considering the biggest Mediterranean civilizations that left the most monumental evidence.

From North to South of our peninsula ancient Romans left evidence of their presence anywhere.

Speaking of northern Italy, There’s also evidence of Celtics and Longobards transit  in Lombardy and in Liguria as well as prehistoric and protohistoric sites.

Another important area in Central Italy is the ancient Etruria placed among Tuscany, Lazio and Emila-Romagna Is to be noted the originality of Nuragic civilization of Sardinia as well as the traces of ancient Italics peoples like Daunians, Messapians, Picentes that you’ll find in Southern Italy.

But there’s no doubt the most emotional traces of the South Italy are those sites dated back to Magna Grecia times. The remains of Hellenic civilization are still now visible here like temples and sacred areas considered unique in this world.

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Colosseum is certainly the most famous monument in the ancient world, and has been watching over the city of Rome for almost two thousand years. Its bricks and its travertine slabs are the symbol of the city but also of the entire Roman civilization. It is the largest amphitheater in the ancient world with a capacity of over 50,000 spectators.…

The ancient Pompeii is a magical place. It’s worth seeing at least once in your life. It was buried in lava from the Vesuvius volcano in AD 79, so it’s an exciting experience to visit the city and full of vibes. Pompeii was at the top of its vitality and magnificence, when the ash started to rain down covering the whole city within few minutes in about 20 feet of volcanic material.…

Spello's Villa of Mosaics, with 500 square meters of mosaic floors recovered, it's one of the most amazing archaeological treasure in Umbria and throughout Italy. The Villa was discovered by chance in the 2005…

When you get Paestum, you suddenly be amazed by the very well-preserved city walls of almost 5 Km that still surround the urban core and would have originally been 7 mt high. The site is famous for its three temples that are still very well preserved and monumental. The ancient Poseidonia was a city founded in the VII century. B.C. from Greeks.…

The city of Herculaneum rise on a volcanic quay at the edge of a cliff by the sea. The view is amazing. No one could describe it fair enough with bare words. It wasn't spared by the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. It had been buried under 75 feet of ashes, as near Pompeii, untill the excavations by Borbons that brought it back into the world.…

Ancient Roman colony named Ostia is one of the largest archaeological site dating back to ancient Rome, looking at the remains that can be found close to modern Ostia. Ancient traditions date its foundation to 620 BC by the hand of the fourth king of Rome, Anco Marzio, for reasons linked to the exploitation of the salt marshes placed at the mouth of the Tiber…