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History of The World: Florence, Italy

Interestingly, the city was originally founded by the Roman general Sulla in 80 B.C. as an army colony and named Fluentia, owing its name to the location being between two rivers. Despite initial flourishing and success, in the centuries to pass the city would become stagnant under Gothic and Byzantine rule and would not see …

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History of The World: Assisi, Italy

The commune of Assisi is another ancient hilltop town found within the Umbrian region. Settlements of this type started to pop up around 1000 B.C., finding themselves under the shadow of first the Etruscans, then the Romans after the battle of Sentinum in 295 B.C. which gave them sole control of central Italy. Assisi is …

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