This image shows how Italy is shaped like a boot
Italy is shaped like a boot. This is impacted them because they are surrounded on 3 sides by water, so they can catch a lot of fish so they could feed their people and trade easier. The Etruscan's could have wanted to take Rome because of how they could have had good trading and good fishing from this. A downside to this was that this made it easier for pirates to attack them.
This is the Tiber River that goes to Rome
The Tiber River impacted the Romans by giving them a water source, and acted as a good trading route for traders to go to Rome. This also protected them from pirates because to get to Rome from the sea they had to come through here. The Etruscan's could have wanted to take over because of how they could have gotten good water and trading from this. They most wouldn't have been able to though because they would have to not be seen coming through the river from traders and Romans. a downside to this was that they had to make a bridge to get across it easier.
This shows the 7 hills Rome was built on
These hills impacted Rome because it gave them defense so they could see if someone was invading them, and they could see if pirates were coming up the river. The Etruscan's could have wanted to take over Rome because of how they could get protection from them, though most likely couldn't have because the Romans would have seen them coming. A downside to this was making it harder for traveling through Rome because you would have to go over these hills.
This is a picture of the Alps
This impacted Rome by making them a subcontinent and giving them some protection. The Etruscan's couldn't have taken over Rome by marching in from the top of the boot because they couldn't have gotten over the alps easily. This did have a downside though, which made it harder to travel on land if you didn't have a ship.