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garden & muses, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

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The upper garden & houses of the Muses at Villa Lante, a large estate where two different Cardinals commisioned homes and an extensive garden during the late 1500s.  The design of the garden & engineering of the fountains has been well regarded from the beginning.  Michel de Montaigne visited here on his Italian journey in the 1580s and noted, "it seems not only to equal but to surpass both Pratolino and Tivoli... it has much more art, beauty, and grace... certainly, if I know anything about it, this place easily takes the prize for the use and service of water."

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A: garden, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

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A mid-level view of the garden at Villa Lante, a large estate where two different Cardinals commision...

garden, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

B: Gambara house, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

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The "Gambara house" frescoes at Villa Lante.  The Gamabara house is one of two almost identical house...

Gambara house, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

C: Montalto house, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

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The "Montalto house" frescoes at Villa Lante.  The Montalto house is one of two almost identical hous...

Montalto house, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

D: park entrance, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

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An view of the "hunting park" entrance at Villa Lante, a large estate where two different Cardinals c...

park entrance, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

E: fountain in "hunting park" *, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

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A quiet fountain and space in the "hunting park" outside of Villa Lante's walls.  Villa Lante is a la...

fountain in "hunting park" *, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

F: fountain in "hunting" park, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

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A quiet fountain and space in the "hunting park" outside of Villa Lante's walls.  Villa Lante is a la...

fountain in "hunting" park, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

G: Basilica Santa Maria, La Querica, Italy

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The Basilica of Santa Maria della Querica was built between 1480 and 1530.  A Pope had the ceiling co...

Basilica Santa Maria, La Querica, Italy

H: Piazza del Plebiscito, Viterbo

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The main square in Viterbo, Piazza del Plebiscito lies at the center of the city, overlooked by the a...

Piazza del Plebiscito, Viterbo

I: street in medieval Viterbo, Italy

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A street in medieval Viterbo, Italy

street in medieval Viterbo, Italy

J: Piazza Cappella, Viterbo

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Perhaps due to the pleasant tranquillity in Roman times, we have no news of the city of Viterbo for m...

Piazza Cappella, Viterbo

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Dette er et overblik over Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."

Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!

But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.

The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.

Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?

As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.

First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.

Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.

They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.

Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.

Text by Steve Smith.

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