Torre Del Moro - Orvieto - Umbria
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Torre Del Moro - Orvieto - Umbria

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View from the Torre del Moro, a tower in the old town of Orvieto, down to the city, the cathedral and the countryside in Umbria

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A: View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto

by Uwe Buecher, 60 meters away

View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto

B: San Patrick's Well Orvieto

by Vito Fusco, 180 meters away

San Patrick's Well Orvieto

C: Piazza Del Duomo - Orvieto - Umbria

by Martin Hertel, 220 meters away

Cathedral square of Orvieto - Umbria

Piazza Del Duomo - Orvieto - Umbria

D: Umbria Orvieto Duomo

by Martin Hertel, 230 meters away

Umbria Orvieto Duomo

E: The Orvieto Cathedral

by Alessandro Ugazio, 230 meters away

The Orvieto Cathedral

F: Orvieto Underground

by Uwe Buecher, 330 meters away

Orvieto Underground

G: Many streets in Orvieto

by Uwe Buecher, 380 meters away

Many streets in Orvieto

H: Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto

by Uwe Buecher, 920 meters away

Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto

I: Cathedral of Saint Christina, Bolsena

by Andrea Ruggirello, 12.9 km away

At the end of the third century, during the last persecution against Christians by Emperor Diocletian...

Cathedral of Saint Christina, Bolsena

J: Bolsena - Piazza Santa Cristina

by Carsten Arenz, 12.9 km away

Bolsena - Piazza Santa Cristina

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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