Only five per cent of the total surface area of the region's agricultural land is planted with vines, most of them close to the northern, Tyrrhenian coast or the southern, Ionian coast.
In making this journey we pass through the land of the Etruscans, the fabled Tyrrhenians of Herodotus.
From Miocene time onward, this Ionian corridor underwent passive subduction and roll-back, inducing the southeastward migration of the Calabrian block and spreading of the southern Tyrrhenian back-arc basin.
However, the Phocaeans had plundered and pillaged the area and the Tyrrhenians and Carthagenians united against them.
On land, along the Tyrrhenian margin of the Calabrian Arc, widespread upper Tortonian and local Serravallian synrift clastic deposits are exposed, suggesting Serravallian-Tortonian back-arc extension.
First, the system of slave villas existed only on the Tyrrhenian coast of central Italy; absent in the Po region, in the Apennine regions it coexisted with other forms of settlement.
However, a number of older, large-offset low-angle normal faults in the Apennine system are now exposed at the surface in the Tyrrhenian islands and Tuscany.
In Classical Antiquity, the Tyrrhenians and Thracians were known as pirates.
It extends for 15 km, at first in a southerly, and then in a westerly direction, passing between Ischia and the Banco di Fuori until terminating in the Tyrrhenian basin.
This means that not even Greeks are concerned, but the pre-Greek inhabitants of Lemnos, whom Homer calls, the later Greeks ( Tyrrhenians ).