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glen & stream, Norchia, Italy

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One of the many glens / ravines that are typical of this volcanic region of Italy. Hidden behind the brush are the remains of an ancient town, and a significant Etruscan necropolis built into the cliffs ( 4th to 2nd centuries BC ).  [ Access is difficult. ]

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Lazio

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A: Tuscania,Piazza F. Basile e teatro Il Rivellino

di Andrea Ruggirello, 10.3 km di distanza

The Il Rivellino theatre building, formerly Tuscania's mayor residence, tribunal and jail, dates back...

Tuscania,Piazza F. Basile e teatro Il Rivellino

B: Tuscania - Torre di Lavello

di Marco Chiaudano, 10.4 km di distanza

Tuscania - Torre di Lavello

C: Tuscania, Parco e Torre di Lavello

di Andrea Ruggirello, 10.4 km di distanza

Dedicated to fifteenth century captain of fortune Angelo Broglio from Lavello, also known as il Tarta...

Tuscania, Parco e Torre di Lavello

D: Tuscania - Parco di Lavello

di Marco Chiaudano, 10.4 km di distanza

Tuscania - Parco di Lavello

E: Tuscania - The old town

di Marco Chiaudano, 10.5 km di distanza

Tuscania - The old town

F: Tuscania

di Jürgen Diemer, 10.8 km di distanza

Tuscania

G: Etruscan tomb, Barbarano Romano, Italy

di Dab Yob, 14.3 km di distanza

This is a 7th century BC tomb at the San Guiliano site (once an Etruscan town).  Its appearance is re...

Etruscan tomb, Barbarano Romano, Italy

H: Vetralla - Sposalizio dell'Albero

di Andrea Ruggirello, 14.4 km di distanza

Probably a ceremony of pagan origins, known as early as 1368, the Tree Weddings are officially celebr...

Vetralla - Sposalizio dell'Albero

I: Beech forest near San Martino al Cimino, Italy

di Dab Yob, 14.6 km di distanza

A Beech (fagus) forest on the slope of a volcanic mountain near San Martino del Cimino, Italy.

Beech forest near San Martino al Cimino, Italy

J: Ara della Regina Etruscan Sanctuary, Tarquinia, Italy

di Dab Yob, 14.9 km di distanza

A view from the top of Ara della Regina, the largest Etruscan sanctuary. The foundation dates to the ...

Ara della Regina Etruscan Sanctuary, Tarquinia, Italy

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Lazio, 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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