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Now Luni; an Etruscan town, situated on the left bank of the Macra, about four miles from the coast, that once formed part of Liguria, but became the most northeasterly city of Etruria when Augustus extended the boundaries of the latter country as far as the Macra. It possessed a large and commodious harbour at the mouth of the river called Lunae Portus (Gulf of Spezzia). In B.C. 177 Luna was made a Roman colony. It was celebrated for its white marble, from the time of Iulius Caesar. The quarries now take their name from the neighbouring town of Carrara.

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