Valeggio Sul Mincio-Castello Scaligero-
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Valeggio Sul Mincio-Castello Scaligero-

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A: Valeggio Sul Mincio-Castello Scaligero-

by Renzo Falconi, 10 meters away

Valeggio Sul Mincio-Castello Scaligero-

B: Valeggio Sul Mincio-San Pietro church-inside

by Renzo Falconi, 400 meters away

Valeggio Sul Mincio-San Pietro church-inside

C: Valeggio Sul Mincio-Sigurtà Park-Medicinal Plants garden-

by Renzo Falconi, 410 meters away

Sigurtà park is a fantastic natural park created from Carlo Sigurtà a few centuries ago. That picture...

Valeggio Sul Mincio-Sigurtà Park-Medicinal Plants garden-

D: Valeggio Sul Mincio-old Bridge

by Renzo Falconi, 430 meters away

Valeggio Sul Mincio-old Bridge

E: Borghetto 04

by Jo Lutum, 440 meters away

old millhouses in Borghetto sul Mincio and Ponte Visconteo

Borghetto 04

F: 03 Borghetto

by Jo Lutum, 440 meters away

03 Borghetto

G: Borghetto sul Mincio

by Jo Lutum, 440 meters away

Borghetto sul Mincio south of Lake Garda

Borghetto sul Mincio

H: Borghetto 05

by Jo Lutum, 450 meters away

between the mill houses of Borghetto sul Mincio

Borghetto 05

I: Borghetto 06

by Jo Lutum, 460 meters away

between the old mill houses of Borghetto sul Mincio with view to Ponte Visconteo

Borghetto 06

J: Borghetto 01

by Jo Lutum, 480 meters away

Borghetto sul Mincio: il ponte legno

Borghetto 01

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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