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Italy is a Real World random map in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean. It depicts the area around the Apennine Peninsula.

Age of Empires II[]

Rome has fallen and the peninsula is up for grabs.
—Map description
AOE2 ITALY ICON

Italy selection

Overview[]

The peninsula in the center of the map is initially uninhabited and since it holds valuable resources, first of all gold, setting foot there is usually the goal of every player. Before the Definitive Edition, it could only be accessed over the sea, since the north was bordered with an impassable cliff. In the Definitive Edition, the cliff was opened, and a player was moved from Africa to the center of Italy. Even so, the player on Sardinia and the player in Africa are separated from the rest of the map by water, making naval battle inevitable. The land itself is quite densely forested.

Environment[]

Wolves, Deer, Wild Boars, and Sheep can be found on the map. The terrain is mostly grassy and covered with patches of broadleaf forest, only in North Africa palms decorate the desert.

Age of Empires III[]

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Minimap of Italy

In Italy teams are split on opposite sides of the Po River, each player with their base well protected inside a Star Fort. However, only a few natural resources exist within each player's Star Fort so it is important to establish a presence on the map to secure natural resources and contest the many royal palaces and trading posts along the river.
—In-game description

Italy is a map in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean. It is based on the Po Valley of the northern Italian peninsula.

Each player begins in a Star Fort, which is comprised of Fort Walls in the shape of a five-pointed star with a buildable Battery Tower in each outer tip (costing 250 wood each).

Royal Houses[]

Possible Treasures[]

  • A peace treaty worth nothing, worth XP.
  • A sketch of a four-armed man in a circle, worth 80 XP.
  • The broken wing of a Polish hussar, worth wood.
  • Three stray sheep.

Treasure Guardians[]

Trivia[]

  • The map description in Age of Empires II is a reference to one of the taglines for the game: "Rome has fallen and the world is up for grabs."

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