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Montefiascone - Park with View at Lake Bolsena

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A: Montefiascone - Park Fountain

by Carsten Arenz, 40 meters away

Montefiascone - Park Fountain

B: Montefiascone - Largo del Plebiscito

by Carsten Arenz, 150 meters away

Montefiascone - Largo del Plebiscito

D: Montefiascone

by Wojciech Sadlej, 230 meters away

wikipedia: Montefiascone Cathedral or the Basilica of Santa Margherita (Italian: Cattedrale di Santa ...

Montefiascone

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

by Andrea Ruggirello, 9.1 km away

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

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

F: Roman Theater, Ferento, Italy

by Dab Yob, 10.0 km away

A well preserved theater from the 1st century AD in the Roman town of Ferento, Italy (which was inhab...

Roman Theater, Ferento, Italy

G: terme spa, Ferento, Italy

by Dab Yob, 10.1 km away

The thermal spa in the Roman city of Ferento.  The town was inhabited until the 1100s, when it was sa...

terme spa, Ferento, Italy

H: Lago di Bolsena

by Wojciech Sadlej, 11.8 km away

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

Lago di Bolsena

I: Pawn bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio

by Andrea Ruggirello, 12.1 km away

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

Pawn bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio

J: Porta S. Maria, Civita di Bagnoregio

by Andrea Ruggirello, 12.2 km away

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

Porta S. Maria, Civita di Bagnoregio

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/lazio, Italy

This is an overview of 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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