Old Olive Grove, Tessenanno, Italy
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Old Olive Grove, Tessenanno, Italy

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A grove of very old olive trees near Tessenanno, Italy.

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Images à proximité de http://www.360cities.net/fr/area/lazio

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A: Tuscania

Par Jürgen Diemer, A 8.8 km

Tuscania

B: Tuscania - The old town

Par Marco Chiaudano, A 9.2 km

Tuscania - The old town

C: Tuscania - Parco di Lavello

Par Marco Chiaudano, A 9.3 km

Tuscania - Parco di Lavello

D: Park and Tower of Lavello, Tuscania

Par Andrea Ruggirello, A 9.3 km

Dedicated to fifteenth century captain of fortune Angelo Broglio from Lavello, also known as il Tarta...

Park and Tower of Lavello, Tuscania

E: Tuscania - Torre di Lavello

Par Marco Chiaudano, A 9.3 km

Tuscania - Torre di Lavello

F: Piazza F. Basile and Il Rivellino theatre, Tuscania

Par Andrea Ruggirello, A 9.4 km

The Il Rivellino theatre building, formerly Tuscania's mayor residence, tribunal and jail, dates back...

Piazza F. Basile and Il Rivellino theatre, Tuscania

G: Lago di Bolsena

Par Wojciech Sadlej, A 11.8 km

wikipedia: Lake Bolsena (Italian: Lago di Bolsena) is a crater lake of central Italy, of volcanic ori...

Lago di Bolsena

H: "Le Passate" - feast of the Madonna del Monte, Marta

Par Andrea Ruggirello, A 11.9 km

Traditional feast held each year on May 14, with characteristic floats, called Fontane, parading thro...

"Le Passate" - feast of the Madonna del Monte, Marta

I: Fiora river, Vulci, Italy

Par Dab Yob, A 14.4 km

The Fiora river as it passes near the ancient Etruscan city of Vulci (8th c. BC).  More recently, the...

Fiora river, Vulci, Italy

J: Stars

Par Marco Chiaudano, A 17.3 km

Night sky with moving stars

Stars

Ce panorama é été pris à http://www.360cities.net/fr/area/lazio, Italy

Ceci est un aperçu de 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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