Ravenna, Porta Adriana
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Ravenna, Porta Adriana

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Porta Adriana is one of seven surviving gates of Ravenna
The date of its construction is approximate, certainly prior to the year 1000.
It was built on the right bank of the river Padenna on the path of the Via Cavour, was provided with a drawbridge over the moat which surrounded the city walls.
On either side of the building rose two round towers which were later replaced by the current square bastions.
Considerable restoration affected the port in 1615, 1774, and in 1857. The last restoration was in 2006

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This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.netwww.360cities.net/area/emilia-romagna, 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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