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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The archaeological site of Santa Cristina is the principal sacred area of Nuragic Civilizations, and it is a monumental temple with the typical structure of an excavated shaft, and it includes in it a Christian sanctuary that is still used today during religious festival. This fact contributes to create a unique atmosphere of sanctity and syncretism.…

Fiesole and it is a city extremely close to Florence that is full of splendid villas and monuments in particular from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages. Also the glorious past of Rome is tangible, in particular thanks to the wonderful and well preserved theatre that is still used today for concerts and spectacles, and thanks also to the Baths.…

Torre, fraction of Pordenone, is the point in which you can discover the remains of the Roman history, most of all the places in this area. In particular, you can found an ancient villa, surrounded by a park, that is an example of the fine construction in the roman provinces in I century B.C.…

The ancient city of Capua reached a very high and prestigious level, and it has been even called by Cicero second Rome because of its wealth and splendor, that are attested still today by the archaeological remains: there are the second bigger amphitheater in Italy after the Colosseum, a celebrative arch of the emperor Adrian and the very particular Mithraeum rich of frescos.…

Walking down the forum in Rome it’s an amazing experience because you can almost feel the beating heart of the glorious ancient city, in this place that was the one in which the most important decisions were taken, where there were the main sacred and civil buildings. You can imagine to see the flow of all the history of Rome here, where everything started on Palatine Hill…