Wine, villa landscapes and cities: the impact of Roman colonialism on the central Adriatic coastal regions of Italy Ghent University
Today wine in Italy is so much a part of the country’ culture, its economy and the way of life. This
goes back to Antiquity when first Greeks and Etruscans strongly promoted the product as colonists
and traders, and later when Rome modeled the whole peninsula, and after that the Western World,
to its image and lifestyle. Under Roman dominion wine became crucially important to the global
economy. Its impact on ...