Archaeological sites in Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna is a very homogeneous geographical territory marked by settlements of different ethnic groups. It's been a large crossroad for peoples and civilizations. Human presence is testified  from the beginning of Paleolithic. Two Venus figurines dated from Upper Paleolithic were found close to Modena and Reggio Emilia. A northern culture called Fiorano developed around V Century. Other settlements however were in contact with the group from Vho. In the southern area or Emilia Romagna developed the so called Adriatic Impressed Ceramic civilization.

From the Bronze Age settlements of Terramare culture developed in the west as well as  Appenine's civilization in the east. At the end of XIII Century Terramare civilization vanished for no clear reasons and the area around Bologna became crucial first to Villanovan civilization and second for Etruscans' who spread through the whole region and made Emilia Romagna a main trading center.

Romans came in III Century and based some settlements along Via Aemilia. In Augustus age the region were included in the Regio VIII. Later it was split in two different zones: the west became Emilia with Bologna as its capitol and the east became Flaminia with Ravenna that turned into a strategic center and switched into Empire's headquarter in 402 AD.

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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!…

A visit to the area of Monte Bibele is a particular experience, because there is the union of the natural dimension, and the archaeological one. It is about walking in the woods, in an uncontaminated area, where the ancient found a connection with the divinity.…