As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
If your ancestors are from this area you might want to check out this website. http://www.antoniomantova.com/libri/lib ... ammino.htm Antonio Mantova was born in Broccostella but has published photo books of Sora and Broccostella before and after the earthquake of 1915. He has also produced a video about Vittorio De Sica, a famous movie actor and director, who was born in Sora.