The geography in Rome was hilly and mountainous. It is on the Greek peninsula.
Etruscan Influence of Sports
The myth of Romulus and Remus was a myth of a princess who gave birth to twins and the father was the King. He got scared that they would grow up to take his place, so he went to drown them in the Tiber River, but a wolf had rescued them. When they grew up they decided to make there own city, but Romulus killed his brother and made formed Rome.
Etruscan Influence on architecture.
The arch was one way idea that the Roman used. The cuniculus was another thing. A cuniculus is a underground irrigation systems.
Etruscan Influence of Art, Religion, and Writing
Slave fighting was one thing that the Romans adapted from the Etruscans. It included slaves with weak armor and swords fighting till the death. The winner got executed and the loser got killed brutally by the winner.
The Romans had adapted the Greek style of buildings. This is including the columns and using marble.
The Romans were very concerned in getting the correct rituals down for their gods. The Greeks however were concerned in telling stories about them.