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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Nuragic village of Su Nuraxi is also known as the nuragic site of Barumini. It's one of the main archaeological site in Sardinia and one of the most concrete example of a total nuraghe very well preserved. It was brought back to light by the archaeologist Giovanni Lillìu between the 405 and the 505. It's recognised by UNESCO as a cultural heritage in the year 1997.…

The St. Andrea Neolithic village is spread near river Trebbia in the province of Piacenza and it’s one of the main settlements from the Late Neolithic in northern Italy. We are speaking about settlements dating from about 6000 years ago!…

The archaeological park of Iuvanum is a hidden place to discover. You do not have the expectation to found a wide historical area, in the middle of the countryside in Abruzzo, and it is impressive to see this place, that looks like a picture, a window to the past, where important remains stick out in the nature.…

Nuceria Alfaterna is an ancient city with a thousand-year history. Considered one of the largest cities of ancient Campania, it was the capital of the Lega nucerina which included the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae and Sorrento and saw its Etruscan, Samnites and Romans pass by. Today the ancient city is located in the territory of the current municipalities of Nocera Superiore and Nocera Inferiore.…

Venosa is considered one of the most beautiful burghs in Italy, and it is set on the hills in Basilicata, and it preserves splendid monuments of its past, so that it feels like being surrounded by a medieval atmosphere. Before this epoch, Venosa was already un important roman city…

Settlement of Roca Vecchia rised on a cliff by the sea on the Adriatic coastline at a few miles from Otranto. It was inhabited from the II millennium BC. Indeed it has history and important records of archaeological interest.…