Start of the Race at Mte. Meda
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Start of the Race at Mte. Meda

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Start of paraglider-race at Mte. Meda near the summit of Mte. Grappa.

The competition is part of the Trofeo Montegrappa Series. It is held annually on the days around the Easter holidays from the Aeroclub Monte Grappa and attracts the world's elite paragliders to northern Italy.

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A: Monument on Mt. Grappa

by Martin Hertel, 880 meters away

On top of Mt. Grappe - the highest mountain in the Vicenza-Alps - there is a huge mausoleum for more ...

Monument on Mt. Grappa

B: Monument on Mt. Grappa - Springtime

by Martin Hertel, 880 meters away

On top of Mt. Grappe - the highest mountain in the Vicenza-Alps - there is a huge mausoleum for more ...

Monument on Mt. Grappa - Springtime

C: Via Eroica - Monument on Mt. Grappa

by Martin Hertel, 1.0 km away

On top of Mt. Grappe - the highest mountain in the Vicenza-Alps - there is a huge mausoleum for more ...

Via Eroica - Monument on Mt. Grappa

D: Porta Roma - Monument on Mt. Grappa

by Martin Hertel, 1.2 km away

On top of Mt. Grappe - the highest mountain in the Vicenza-Alps - there is a huge mausoleum for more ...

Porta Roma - Monument on Mt. Grappa

E: On the flight with paraglider

by Martin Hertel, 5.0 km away

With Paraglider over Campo croce near Bassano del Grappa soaring the thermals on the southern slopes ...

On the flight with paraglider

F: Take Off

by Martin Hertel, 5.2 km away

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G: Tempietto Canoviano Abside

by Federico Infanti, 5.7 km away

Tempietto Canoviano Abside

H: Antonio Canova's Temple in Possagno

by Federico Infanti, 5.7 km away

Antonio Canova's Temple in Possagno

I: Tempietto Canoviano vista esterna

by Federico Infanti, 5.7 km away

Tempietto Canoviano vista esterna

J: Landing Area

by Martin Hertel, 6.6 km away

The main landing Area in the Mte. Grappa-region in northern Italy is locatred nearby of Semonzo on th...

Landing Area

This panorama was taken in Veneto, 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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