Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto
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Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Italy

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A: Umbria Orvieto Duomo

di Martin Hertel, 860 metri di distanza

Umbria Orvieto Duomo

B: The Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy

di Pho Mar, 900 metri di distanza

In front of Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy

The Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy

C: Piazza Del Duomo - Orvieto - Umbria

di Martin Hertel, 910 metri di distanza

Cathedral square of Orvieto - Umbria

Piazza Del Duomo - Orvieto - Umbria

D: Duomo di Orvieto

di Alessandro Ugazio, 910 metri di distanza

Duomo di Orvieto

E: View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto

di Uwe Buecher, 920 metri di distanza

View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto

F: Torre Del Moro - Orvieto - Umbria

di Martin Hertel, 920 metri di distanza

View from the Torre del Moro, a tower in the old town of Orvieto, down to the city, the cathedral and...

Torre Del Moro - Orvieto - Umbria

G: Orvieto Underground

di Uwe Buecher, 980 metri di distanza

Orvieto Underground

H: San Patrick's Well Orvieto

di Vito Fusco, 990 metri di distanza

San Patrick's Well Orvieto

I: Many streets in Orvieto

di Uwe Buecher, 1.2 km di distanza

Many streets in Orvieto

J: Corbara's lake

di Marco Romano, 10.4 km di distanza

Corbara's lake

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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