Italy had mountains.Such as the Alps. Also there main water source was the Tiber river
2 boys were raised by wolves and some other people when they were kids after there uncle sent 2 people to drowned them and one day there granddad told them they were supposed to be kings.So they ended up battling to the death untill Romulus won and became king of Rome.
They created shades for the cuniulus. They also came up with the idea for the 360 degree ampatheature
They copied the idea of the chariot racing and slave boxing. When the slaves wrestled they fought to the death
They copied the idea of the columns from the Greeks. They came up with the idea of the arch.
Religion was very important to the Romans. The took ideas from the Greeks and morphed it into there own beliefs and reality.