It’s September 2018, and in the city of Como in Italy, construction work is underway that will lead to an astonishing discovery. Yes, an excavation on the site of the 19th-century Cressoni Theater reveals something incredible: a real-life treasure trove buried in the earth. And inside an ancient jug lies one particular haul that could be worth a fortune.
Welcome to Italy – a land of incredible food and beautiful landscapes as well as one of high fashion’s cultural centers. And in addition to being a draw for tourists looking for summer sun, gorgeous views and shopping to die for, the country is, of course, a wonderland if your passion involves history in any way, shape or form.
From its earliest conception, in fact, it’s fair to say that Italy has been a trailblazer. And the legends that surround the founding of what is now the country’s capital city, Rome, are particularly remarkable. The most popular is the Roman myth of Romulus and Remus, who were allegedly the city’s founders. The story goes that the twins were brought up by a wolf before they decided to establish a major urban center. Soon after, it’s said, a feud between the pair over what to name the city ended in Remus’ death at his brother’s hand. The victor then used his own name as the inspiration for the city’s moniker – or so the legend has it.