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Le col du Grand St-Bernard au coucher du soleil

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Italy

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A: Col Champillon

di Marco Cittadini, 7.6 km di distanza

Landscape from Col Champillon (Valpelline - Aosta - Italy). The lower peak in the centre of the photo...

Col Champillon

B: Lavachey, Courmayeur

di Alessandro T., 11.4 km di distanza

La frazione di Lavachey fa parte del comune di Courmayeur, in provincia di Aosta, nella regione Valle...

Lavachey, Courmayeur

C: Hotel Restaurant Lavachey - Val Ferret

di Alessandro T., 11.4 km di distanza

Hotel Restaurant Lavachey - Val Ferret

Hotel Restaurant Lavachey - Val Ferret

D: Lavachey, Courmayeur

di Alessandro T., 11.6 km di distanza

Lavachey, Courmayeur

Lavachey, Courmayeur

E: Alpine meadows in Switzerland

di Aleksey Mayer, 14.9 km di distanza

Great Saint Bernard pass, which connects Italy and Switzerland. Road to the Martigny (Switzerland). T...

Alpine meadows in Switzerland

F: Aoste Valley Calbe Train

di Steric, 16.1 km di distanza

Panorama in the moving Calbe Train with view at the Aoste Valley.

Aoste Valley Calbe Train

G: Relax @ Courmayeur

di Alessandro T., 17.2 km di distanza

Courmayeur

Relax @ Courmayeur

H: Courmayeur

di Alessandro T., 17.2 km di distanza

Courmayeur

Courmayeur

I: Courmayeur - Mont blanc - Monte Bianco - Helbronner Station

di Pietro Madaschi, 18.3 km di distanza

The 360 Photo with the great view of the Mont Blanc (Gruppo del Monte Bianco) is taken from the roof ...

Courmayeur - Mont blanc - Monte Bianco - Helbronner Station

J: Aosta - Aoste: Cathedral - Cattedrale - Atrium

di Pietro Madaschi, 18.5 km di distanza

The Aosta's Cathedral was founded as early as 11th century, with a number of changes introduced in su...

Aosta - Aoste: Cathedral - Cattedrale - Atrium

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Italy

Questa è una vista generale di 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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