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The archaeological area of Roselle is located a few kilometers away from the city of Grosseto. Roselle takes its name from the ancient Etruscan city and preserves an overlap of ruins and walls from that period. Roselle enjoyed a favorable geographical position The city was conquered by the Romans, as well as the nearby city of Vetulonia. The amphitheater, the villas, the forum and the basilica with the rainwater collection system are still preserved from the Roman period. Starting from the 1950s, an excavation campaign was conducted to bring to light the remains of the Etruscan and Roman periods. Thanks to the excavations it was possible to trace the remains of the storm of the Augustales flamines, built in the imperial age. Certainly of great interest are the studies conducted on the buildings of the late imperial age that were reused in the Middle Ages. An example is certainly the basilica which was transformed into a church during the early Christian and then Lombard period.

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