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ROME (ROMA)  

HISTORY OF ROME
Archaeological finds testify the presence of settlements on the Palatino hills, as early as the middle of the 8th Century BC. Little by little, the Roman community suffered change under the Sabina, Etruscan and Greek civilizations. The legend of a sort around the foundation of Rome on the Palatino (753 BC legend of Romolo and Remo) testifies a basis of real events: during the era of the Monarchy (8th-509 BC) battles and alliances with the Sabina race and Etruscans, allowed the city’s formation due to the fact of fusion of villages spread out in the hills surround Palantino.

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ART OF ANCIENT ROME
Rome’s art, after having suffered Italian and Etruscan influences, (decoration of the Giove Capitolino Temple, Lupa bronzea dei Musei Capitolini (bronzes) since the 4th Century BC, assumed peculiar characteristics after the conquest of the Magna Grecia (Greater Greece) and the progressive assimilation of Greek and Ellenistic art. The geometric-decorative solutions with Greek derivations happily completed the realistic tendencies originally from Latina, inspired above all for religious reasons (learned from ancestors) and civilizations (esaltazione della gens)...

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VITERBO  

The historical centre is still closed within the robust belt of the medieval walls and is situated on the Cassia Road, which leads to Rome. Viterbo still seems like a medieval city and the monuments are perfectly preserved.
All the provincial territory is of great touristic interest: from the areas, rich in Etruscan testimony (Tarquinia, Tuscania, Vulchi, Sutri, Blera), Roman (like Ferento), medieval and renaissance (Viterbo, Caprarola, The Civita [Bagnoregio], Bomarzo)...

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