The intense relationships between the two sides of the Apennines are proved by a shared heritage of experiences, which is at the base of the development of material culture in both regions. After a short mention of some examples, particularly regarding the local decorative techniques on pottery, examples of the bucchero produced in the Po Valley during the 7th and 6th centuries BC are presented. Because of the peculiarities of the bucchero produced in these two areas, a complex scenario emerges, characterized by the mixture of elements from the local Villanovan tradition combined with reciprocal influences. Both productions have also been influenced by formal and decorative models derived from Greece and Etruria, particularly from Chiusi and Orvieto productions. Thus, another piece of evidence of a real ‘koinè of the northern Apennines’ emerges.

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