A Roman theatre in Bologna downtown

A Roman theatre in Bologna downtown

During the last edition of FAI Spring Days I went for the first time to see the Roman Theatre in via Carbonesi in Bologna centre.
This tribute to the great emperor, Augustusm, who died two thousand years ago, is the theme also in our region where he left his mark on the development and restructuring of many urban centres and agricultural lands, distributed among his legionaries. This theatre in Bologna is the oldest brick theatre of the Roman era …

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The Villanovan culture around Bologna

Today I accompanied a group on a day tour to “Terra dei Villanoviani. Do you know who the Villanovans are?
The Villanovan culture is the expression of an ancient Italian population which some experts believe to be precursors of the Etruscans, while others in more recent studies hold it be an autochthonous population, though strongly influenced by Etruscan culture. For sure the Villanovan culture was the earliest Iron Age culture of central and northern Italy.
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