posted by Anonymous .
When and how was the Italian Peninsula originally settled? What were the three groups that originally settled the Italian Peninsula? When and how was Rome first settled? What is the legend that explains how Rome was founded?
These sites will get you started.
This site should give you the information you need.
In response to the first question you might like look at the 'Journey of Mankind' by Steven Oppenheimer.
it might help. You will probably need to click through the steps a few times.