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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Canne della Battaglia is one of the most important archaeological sites in Apulia not far from the municipalities of Barletta, Canosa di Puglia and Andria. It rises on the right bank of Aufidus river where the ancient city of Cannae was settled centuries ago. The name is taken from the popular Battle of Cannae in the 216 BC, one of the most famous of the Second Punic War.…

Alba Fucens fu una colonia latina fondata dai Romani nel 304 a.C., nel territorio degli Equi, a ridosso di quello occupato dai Marsi, in una posizione strategica a nord del fiume Fucino e in un contesto paesaggistico molto suggestivo. Dopo essere rimasta sepolta per anni sotto il gruppo montuoso del Velino, la città d’Alba fu riscoperta nel 1949 grazie a una campagna di scavi…

Defined as a "splendid city" by the historian Tito Livio, Veio was an ancient city of Etruria rising on a triangular highland touched by the river “Fosso della Mola” and river Crevera which is a tributary of River Tiber. Among the most important political and cultural centers of ancient Italy, its ruins are located near the medieval village of Isola Farnese.…

Motya is an ancient Phoenician colony founded in the VIII century BC on one of the four islands in the lagoon of Stagnone, San Pantaleo island.It was an important trading center as well as most of the other Phoenician colonies and an important place too for docking in the Mediterranean basin.…

Sanctuary of Pietrabbondante is of great historical importance. It's the major sacred area still standing  indeed, in the land of Samnites, an ancient italic population settled in south-central Italy.…

The archaeological area of Golasecca to which Necropolis of Monsorino belongs is a place outside of time. It's plunged in the National park of Ticino with a very special age-old history. This is indeed the only record left of one of the main culture of the Iron Age in Italy, the so called Culture of Golasecca and one of the most important and monumental in northern Italy.…