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Via Appia Antica 1

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Un tratto della via Appia Antica con il basolato originale. La "Regina Viarum" con i suoi monumenti funebri è il principale asse viario dell'antica Roma, attraversava la fertile piana dell'Agro Romano direzione sud est per arrivare fino a Brindisi. Una splendida testimonianza della grandezza di Roma.

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A: Via Appia Antica 4

by Imago Mundi, 740 meters away

  Un tratto della via Appia Antica. La "Regina Viarum" con i suoi monumenti funebri era il principale...

Via Appia Antica 4

B: Via Appia Antica 3

by Imago Mundi, 1.2 km away

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Via Appia Antica 3

C: Appian Way, ruins

by Toni Garbasso, 1.2 km away

The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most importan...

Appian Way, ruins

D: Via Appia Antica 2

by Imago Mundi, 1.3 km away

Un tratto della via Appia Antica. La "Regina Viarum" con i suoi monumenti funebri era il principale a...

Via Appia Antica 2

E: Appian Way

by Toni Garbasso, 1.6 km away

The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most importan...

Appian Way

F: Parent's yard

by Marco Baiocco, 2.3 km away

This is just the yard at my parent's. Nothing fancy, it's just a big terrace at the first floor of th...

Parent's yard

G: Roman Aqueduct Sep. 18 2010

by SEIMA, 2.4 km away

Roman Aqueduct Sep. 18 2010

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by Imago Mundi, 2.4 km away

I: Appian Way , Statue

by Toni Garbasso, 2.4 km away

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Appian Way , Statue

J: Parco del Forte Ardeatino

by Marco Baiocco, 2.5 km away

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Parco del Forte Ardeatino

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/lazio, 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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