The Orvieto Cathedral
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The Orvieto Cathedral

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A: Piazza Del Duomo - Orvieto - Umbria

Par Martin Hertel, à 10 mètres

Cathedral square of Orvieto - Umbria

Piazza Del Duomo - Orvieto - Umbria

B: The Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy

Par Pho Mar, à 20 mètres

In front of Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy

The Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy

C: Umbria Orvieto Duomo

Par Martin Hertel, à 50 mètres

Umbria Orvieto Duomo

D: San Patrick's Well Orvieto

Par Vito Fusco, à 110 mètres

San Patrick's Well Orvieto

E: Orvieto Underground

Par Uwe Buecher, à 110 mètres

Orvieto Underground

F: Torre Del Moro - Orvieto - Umbria

Par Martin Hertel, à 230 mètres

View from the Torre del Moro, a tower in the old town of Orvieto, down to the city, the cathedral and...

Torre Del Moro - Orvieto - Umbria

G: View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto

Par Uwe Buecher, à 290 mètres

View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto

H: Many streets in Orvieto

Par Uwe Buecher, à 580 mètres

Many streets in Orvieto

I: Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto

Par Uwe Buecher, à 910 mètres

Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto

J: Civita di Bagnoregio, main square

Par Alessandro Ugazio, A 9.9 km

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

Civita di Bagnoregio, main square

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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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