Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Italy” in book 5, chapter 1, section 1 of Vitruvius Pollio, The Ten Books on Architecture:

...d by very spacious double colonnades, adorn them with columns set rather closely together, and with entablatures of stone or marble, and construct walks above in the upper story. But in the cities of Italy the same method cannot be followed, for the reason that it is a custom handed down from our ancestors that gladiatorial shows should be given in the forum.
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Italy (Italy) 1,940 20 0 0 0 user votes
Italy (New York, United States) 0 0 0 0 0 user votes
Italy (South Carolina, United States) 0 0 0 0 0 user votes
Italy (Texas, United States) 0 0 0 0 0 user votes

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