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.
Found two generations of 'ramaros' born in Fisciano about 1800 and 1823. Actually, I don't even know where Fisciano is, as these two (males) were located while tracing family lines in Serre, Salerno belonging to my paternal first cousin.
My own family interests are: Paternals: Ofena, L'Aquila, Abruzzi and Maternals: Montemiletto and Torre le Nocelle, Avellino, Campania.