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Exploring the past in Italy

If it is monumental Roman architecture, such as amphitheatres and theatres, Etruscan tombs, or the prehistoric rock carvings that specifically interest you, the archaeology of Italy provides many, varied ways for travellers to this beautiful country to explore its prehistoric and ancient pasts. Italy’s past has also been shaped by different visitors, the Normans and their castles, the ancient Greeks and their temples, to mention just a few.

For a list of archaeology sites and museums, with details for visiting these, either click on the region on the map, or click on the links below:

Abruzzo | Aosta Valley | Basilicata | Calabria | Campania
Emilia-Romagna | Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Lazio | Liguria
Lombardia | Marche | Molise | Piedmont | Puglia | Sardegna
Sicilia | Trentino-Alto Adige | Tuscany | Umbria | Veneto

Archaeological Sites & Museums in Rome

Looking across the Forum of Trajan to Trajan's Column in Rome. When it comes to archaeology in Italy, there really is no place like Rome, also called the Eternal City. As a result, along with the twenty different regions that make up Italy, Rome is given its own page. If you are looking to ease yourself into the best and most popular sights in Rome, have a look at the suggested top ten sites to visit. Once you have been there and done all those, then move on and explore the history and heritage of the city further with a more complete list of archaeological sites and museums in Rome.


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