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Lago Trasimeno, Isola Maggiore, Monument of San Francesco

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According to a legend, St. Francis has spent 40 days at this location in prayer and fasting. The place is marked by an monument of St. Francis.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Italy

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A: Lago Trasimeno, Isola Maggiore, San Michele Arcangelo

di Carsten T. Rees, 150 metri di distanza

The 14th century church San Michele Arcangelo is located at the hightest point of the island Isola Ma...

Lago Trasimeno, Isola Maggiore, San Michele Arcangelo

B: Campo del Sole, Tuoro sul Trasimeno

di Uwe Buecher, 2.3 km di distanza

Campo del Sole, Tuoro sul Trasimeno

C: The more leaning tower

di Uwe Buecher, 5.1 km di distanza

The more leaning tower

D: Castiglione del Lago, Rocca del Leon, View towards the Donjon

di Carsten T. Rees, 6.0 km di distanza

The famous castle of Castiglione – the Rocca del Leon – is dominating the Lake Trasimeno. It was buil...

Castiglione del Lago, Rocca del Leon, View towards the Donjon

E: Castiglione del Lago, Palazzo della Corgna with Covered Corridor to the Castle

di Carsten T. Rees, 6.1 km di distanza

The Palazzo delle Corgna was designed by the Renaissance architect Vignola. It is connected to the ca...

Castiglione del Lago, Palazzo della Corgna with Covered Corridor to the Castle

F: Olivetree

di Rolf Ris, 6.1 km di distanza

Olivetree

G: Sant Arcangelo Lake Trasimeno

di Reinhard Schubert, 10.6 km di distanza

Sant Arcangelo Lake Trasimeno

H: View onto Lago Trasimeno

di Uwe Buecher, 10.9 km di distanza

View onto Lago Trasimeno

I: Serenella 360

di Christoph Burbach, 12.8 km di distanza

Serenella 360

J: Villa Bramasole in Cortona

di mark-z, 13.7 km di distanza

Here the Bramasole villa of the famous Francis Mayes' writer. The house is the one of the book Under ...

Villa Bramasole in Cortona

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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