Roman Place Names in Italy

 

The following table lists various Roman towns and the names of their modern counterparts. If you know of any others and can point me to an appropriate source so I can verify your information, e-mail me.

ROMAN NAME
MODERN NAME
 
ROMAN NAME
MODERN NAME

Alesia

Alise-St.Reine (Fr.)

 

Forum Sempronii

Fossombrone

Altinum

Altino

 

Gades

Cadiz (Spain)

Amiternum

Amiternum

 

Genua

Genoa

Ancona

Ancona

 

Hadria

Atri (Adria)

Antium

Anzio

 

Iguvium

Gubbio

Aquileia

Aquileia

 

Lanuvium

Lanuvio

Aquinum

Aquino

 

Lavicum

Labici

Aricia

Ariccia

 

Lavinium

Pratica

Ariminum

Rimini

 

Luca

Lucca

Arpinum

Arpino

 

Luceria

Lucera

 

 

 

Lugdunum

Lyon, France

Arretium

Arezzo

 

Luna

Luni

Asculum

Ascoli Piceno

 

Mantua

Mantova

Asisium

Assisi

 

Massilia

Marseilles (France)

Aternus

Pescara

 

Mediolanum

Milan

Asculum

Ascoli Piceno

 

Misenum

Capo di Miseno

Auximum

Osimo

 

Mutina

Modena

Baiae

Baia

 

Neapolis

Naples

Barium

Bari

 

Nola

Nola

Beneventum

Benevento

 

Nuceria

Nocera

Bononia

Balogna

 

Opitergium

Oderzo

Brigantium

La Coruña (Spain)

 

Osca

Huesca (Spain)

Brundisium

Brindisi

 

Ostia

Ostia

Calagurris

Calahorra (Spain)

 

Paestum

Paestum

Camerinum

Camerino

 

Patavium

Padua

Camulodunum

Colchester (UK)

 

Perusia

Perugia

Cannae

Canne

 

Pharsalus

Pharsala (Greece)

Canusium

Canosa

 

Pisae

Pisa

Capua

Santa Maria di Capua Vetere

 

Pisaurum

Pesaro

Casinum

Cassino

 

Placentia

Piacenza

Castrum

Truentinum

 

Pompeii

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Cingulum

Cingoli

 

Puteoli

Pozzuoli

Clusium

Chiusi

 

Ravenna

Ravenna

Comum

Como

 

Reate

Rieti

Consentia

Cosenza

 

Regium Lepidum

Reggio Nell'Emilia

Corfinium

Pentima

 

Rhegium

Reggio di Calabria

Cortona

Cortona

 

Roma

Rome

Cosa

Cosa

 

Segusio

Susa

Cremona

Cremona

 

Sulmo

Sulmona

Cumae

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Tarentum

Taranto

Dertona

Tortona

 

Tarraco

Taragona (Spain)

Dertosa

Tortosa

 

Teanum Sidicinum

Teano

Dyrrachium

Durres (Albania)

 

Tergeste

Trieste

Fanum Fortunae

Fano

 

Tibur

Tivoli

Firmum

Fermo

 

Ticinum

Pavia

Florentia

Florence

 

Tridentum

Trento

Forum Anni

Polla

 

Venusia

Venosa

Forum Cornelii

Imola

 

Vercellae

Vercelli

Forum Julii

Fréjus (Fr.)

 

Verona

Verona

Forum Livii

Forli

 

Verulanium

St. Albans (UK)

Note: In the left hand column of each paired entry, cities in bold green were founded prior to the end of the Late Republic; the cities in non-bolded black, I'm not sure about yet.

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