Piazza del Plebiscito, Viterbo
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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 ancient tower clock above the municipal building.

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A: street in medieval Viterbo, Italy

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A street in medieval Viterbo, Italy

street in medieval Viterbo, Italy

B: Viterbo, Via San Pellegrino

Par Marco Chiaudano, à 300 mètres

Viterbo, Via San Pellegrino

C: piazza San Pellegrino in medieval Viterbo, Italy

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Piazza San Pellegrino, one of several squares in medieval Viterbo.

piazza San Pellegrino in medieval Viterbo, Italy

D: Popes' Palace, Viterbo

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Pope Alexander IV built this famous palace, where he and several subsequent Popes chose to reside. It...

Popes' Palace, Viterbo

E: Viterbo, Piazza San Pellegrino

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Viterbo, Piazza San Pellegrino

F: Piazza Cappella, Viterbo

Par Andrea Ruggirello, à 380 mètres

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

Piazza Cappella, Viterbo

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: 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

I: 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

J: park entrance, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

Par Dab Yob, A 4.2 km

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

park entrance, Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Italy

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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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