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Panoramic photo by Martin Hertel EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 16:31, 14/08/2011 - Views loading...



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Nearby images in Italy


A: Lazy Afternoon

by Martin Hertel, 40 meters away

Between eleven and three slip under a tree

Lazy Afternoon

B: Umbria Collicello Convento Benedettino

by Martin Hertel, 1.7 km away

Umbria Collicello Convento Benedettino

C: Under the Bridge

by Mario-Gai, 14.8 km away

Landscape along the path to the hermitage of Pasquarella

Under the Bridge

D: From Todi to Orvieto

by Mario-Gai, 16.0 km away

A view going from Todi to Orvieto

From Todi to Orvieto

E: Corbara Lake

by Mario-Gai, 17.0 km away

Landscape of the Corbara Lake,man-made lake along the river Tevere

Corbara Lake

F: The Dom of Todi in full splendor

by Hans Molenkamp, 17.3 km away

The Dom of Todi in full splendor

G: Corbara's lake

by Marco Romano, 17.4 km away

Corbara's lake

H: Piazza del Popolo

by Hans Molenkamp, 17.5 km away

Piazza del Popolo

I: Todi, Umbria

by Alessandro T., 17.5 km away

Piazza del popolo, Todi (PG)

Todi, Umbria

J: Terni City tribunale street

by Samuel Berrettini, 19.7 km away

Terni City tribunale street

This panorama was taken in 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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