Inscriptions under the late Roman Republic/Early Roman Empire (when most genetic change occurred) in Central Italy) together with Pompeii show only the Latin, Oscan and Greek languages. Even graffiti is in Latin.
If you read the samples, Standard Italian, Elban Tuscan, North and South Corsican, Sardinian variants, in the Corsican Language Wikipedia article you will find very little that is not Tuscan-like or Sardinian-like.
Certainly nothing particularly Iberian.
This seems to be the Tuscanized variety of northern Corsica.
See the ""Passatempi" section in the Corsican Language Wikipedia article which compares Standard Italian, Island of Elba Tuscan, North and South Corsican and various Sardinian dialects.
I agree with you on all of this.
The usual masculine singular noun endings are in -u not in -o as in Standard Italian
I would add that northern Corsican around Cap Corse is definitely Tuscanized but without the distinctive "Gorgia Toscana"
Corsican surnames are definitely more like those in...
However the most active industrial area (as far as it went) in 1860 was the Naples to Salerno strip and not the Milan-Turin-Genoa Industrial Triangle of today.
Some have argued that Italian unification benefited both Northern financiers and big Southern landowners who did not want to...
When Italy was united in 1860-61, this was the financial position of the various Italian states:
Two Sicilies (Naples, the South with Sicily) 443.2 million lire
Papal States 90.6 million
Grand Duchy of Tuscany 85.2 million
Piedmont-Sardinia 27.0 million
Venetia 12.7 million
I believe that Etruscans were basically indigenous but very strongly influenced by the Orientalising culture of the Greek-speaking lands.
Certain aspects of Etruscan religion like the haruspices and the god/hero Tarchun (which gave us Tarquinii) must be imports from Anatolia but then...