Piazza Del Duomo - Orvieto - Umbria
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Piazza Del Duomo - Orvieto - Umbria

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Domplatz von Orvieto

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Bilder in der Nähe von Italy

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A: The Orvieto Cathedral

von Alessandro Ugazio, 10 Meter entfernt

The Orvieto Cathedral

B: Umbria Orvieto Duomo

von Martin Hertel, 50 Meter entfernt

Umbria Orvieto Duomo

C: San Patrick's Well Orvieto

von Vito Fusco, 100 Meter entfernt

San Patrick's Well Orvieto

D: Orvieto Underground

von Uwe Bücher, 130 Meter entfernt

Orvieto Underground

E: Torre Del Moro - Orvieto - Umbria

von Martin Hertel, 220 Meter entfernt

Blick vom Torre del Moro, einem Turm in der Altstadt von Orvieto, hinunter auf die Stadt, den Dom und...

Torre Del Moro - Orvieto - Umbria

F: View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto

von Uwe Bücher, 280 Meter entfernt

View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto

G: Viele Straßen in Orvieto

von Uwe Bücher, 570 Meter entfernt

Viele Straßen in Orvieto

H: Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto

von Uwe Bücher, 910 Meter entfernt

Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto

I: Civita di Bagnoregio, main square

von Alessandro Ugazio, 9.9 entfernt

Civita di Bagnoregio ("King's Bath"), founded in 6th century over a tuffaceous hill, was abandoned af...

Civita di Bagnoregio, main square

J: Porta S. Maria, Civita di Bagnoregio

von Andrea Ruggirello, 9.9 entfernt

Bagnoregio, the "city that dies" is a typical medieval city near Viterbo, north of Rome. Probably bui...

Porta S. Maria, Civita di Bagnoregio

Das Panorama wurde in Italy aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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