The Name Italia
It was twenty-one hundred years ago that Italy (Italia) got its name. The name evolved from an interesting series of political and social events which ended in a war between allies, known as the “Social War”. This documentary, videoed on location in central Italy, traces the evolution of the Italic tribes, and in particular, the growth of the fierce warrior nation of the Peligne. The town of Corfinium, known as the “Metropolis of the Peligne” is the site of the modern-day town of Corfinio. The documentary includes many historically significant locations and a guided tour of Corfinio''s Civic Archaeological Museum.