The ancient map of Italy shows evolutions of Italy. This historical map of Italy will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Italy in Europe. The Italy ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Ancient peoples of pre-Roman Italy – such as the Umbrians, the Latins (from which the Romans emerged as its mentioned in Ancient Italy map), Volsci, Samnites, the Celts and the Ligures which inhabited northern Italy, and many others – were Indo-European peoples; the main historic peoples of non-Indo-European heritage include the Etruscans, the Elymians and Sicani in Sicily and the prehistoric Sardinians.
Ancient Rome was at first a small agricultural community founded c. the 8th century BC, that grew over the course of the centuries into a colossal empire encompassing the whole Mediterranean Sea as you can see in Ancient Italy map, in which Ancient Greek and Roman cultures merged into one civilization. This civilization was so influential that parts of it survive in modern law, administration, philosophy and arts, forming the ground that Western civilization is based upon.
After the fall of Rome, ancient Italy was conquered by the Germanic Tribe of the Ostrogoths, but in the 6th century the East Roman Emperor Justinian reconquered it. The invasion of another Germanic tribe (the Lombards as its shown in Ancient Italy map) late in the same century reduced the Byzantine presence to a strip of land between Ravenna and Rome plus other lands in southern Italy, breaking the unity of the peninsula until 1870.