It is said that the ancestors of the Romagnola came to Italy in the fourth century with the Goths who migrated from Asia Minor into the fertile Romagna area along the west coast of the Adriatic Sea. These wanders brought all their possessions with them, including their cattle. It is also said that the origin of the Romagnola breed were the Bos Taurus Macroceros (long-horned aurochs) that were native to the steppes of Eastern and Central Europe. But modern DNA testing has shown that all the breeds in the Romagna area have an underlying strain of Bos Indicus in their makeup. Probably, the Goths, in wanderings, at some time, passed through Northern India where their cattle interbred with a cattle native to that area. In all likelihood, those native cattle were the ancestors of the modern Nellore strain of Indu cattle.