Malcesine Harbour, Lago di Garda, Italy
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Panoramabillede af Tony Pincham - Images for Industry EXPERT Taget 15:20, 02/06/2011 - Views loading...

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Malcesine Harbour, Lago di Garda, Italy

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Malcesine is a small town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in northern Italy. 

The town's ferry connections to other lakeside resorts make it a good base for sightseeing and the cable-car running up to Monte Baldo is a magnet for cyclists, walkers and paragliders. Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. 

A cableway runs from Malcesine up to the high mountain ridge behind the town, Monte Baldo, climbing from 100m to 1760m. Malcesine is a medium sized ski resort with 6 ski lifts ( 1 gondola, 1 chair lift, 4 surface lifts) that offers skiers a respectable 450 metres (1476 feet) of vertical descent.

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A: Malcesine - Pier

Af Ruediger Kottmann, mindre end 10 meter væk

Malcesine  - Pier

B: Harbour of Malcesine, Lago di Garda, Italy

Af Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 10 meter væk

Small harbour of Malcesine, a village with about 3700 inhabitants at the Lago di Garda. There are man...

Harbour of Malcesine, Lago di Garda, Italy

C: Malcesine - Harbor

Af Ruediger Kottmann, 50 meter væk

Malcesine - Harbor

D: Malcesine - Promenade Corso Garibaldi

Af Ruediger Kottmann, 100 meter væk

Malcesine - Promenade Corso Garibaldi

E: Malcesine - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

Af Ruediger Kottmann, 150 meter væk

Malcesine - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

F: Malcesine - Porto Vecchio

Af Ruediger Kottmann, 170 meter væk

Malcesine  - Porto Vecchio

G: Malcesine Piazza Don Turazza

Af Roland Lahner, 250 meter væk

Malcesine Piazza Don Turazza

H: Malcesine - Piazza Cavour

Af Ruediger Kottmann, 270 meter væk

Malcesine  - Piazza Cavour

I: Malcesine - Scaliger castle

Af Ruediger Kottmann, 290 meter væk

Malcesine - Scaliger castle

J: Porto Posterno, Malcesine, Lago di Garda, Italy

Af Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 290 meter væk

Small beach in Malcesine at the Italian Lago di Garda. This was the first harbour of the village and ...

Porto Posterno, Malcesine, Lago di Garda, Italy

Dette panorama blev taget i Veneto, Italy

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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