The land you buy in Italia is yours, forever (unless you decide to sell it). It cannot be conquered, it cannot be taken. It is a one-of-a-kind unique digital asset on the Ethereum blockchain - owned by you.
Land you own produces new troops and resources every day. Build on and improve your land. Increase resource production. Enhance its value.
European land outside of Italia can only be conquered. Attack new lands in Europe each day. Defend conquered ones. Tactically re-enforce your provinces or vital resource producing areas.
...or rise to power as a senator. Caesar and the senators are awarded daily taxes in Ether
Sell your land's resources, troops, or improvements to other players to aid them in their cause.
There are many other opportunities to earn real Ether playing CryptoRome. Learn more.