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.…

At a glance, the necropolis of Fossa amazes for the decorative arrangement of the tombs that compose it, positioned as if they followed a geometric pattern. It is called the "small Stonehenge of Abruzzo" and the burials cover nearly 1000 years of history.…

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.…

The Riparo Dalmeri is immersed in the wonderful woods of the Asiago and Marcesina plateau. A walk in this magnificent natural setting offers the unique possibility of going back in time to 13,000 years, discovering one of the rare examples of a Paleolithic mountain site.…

The small town of Zuglio, enclosed in the setting of the Carnic Alps, preserves important traces of its Roman past. Here you can admire the well-preserved forum of the ancient Iulium Carnicum.…

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…