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

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The famous castle of Castiglione – the Rocca del Leon – is dominating the Lake Trasimeno. It was built in 1247 in the shape of a pentagon by Elia Coppi. The castle is guarded by 4 corner towers and one donjon – keep.

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

door Carsten T. Rees, 160 hier vandaan

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

B: Olivetree

door Rolf Ris, 210 hier vandaan

Olivetree

C: Lago Trasimeno, Isola Maggiore, San Michele Arcangelo

door Carsten T. Rees, 6.0 hier vandaan

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Lago Trasimeno, Isola Maggiore, San Michele Arcangelo

D: Lago Trasimeno, Isola Maggiore, Monument of San Francesco

door Carsten T. Rees, 6.0 hier vandaan

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Lago Trasimeno, Isola Maggiore, Monument of San Francesco

E: Campo del Sole, Tuoro sul Trasimeno

door Uwe Buecher, 7.4 hier vandaan

Campo del Sole, Tuoro sul Trasimeno

F: View onto Lago Trasimeno

door Uwe Buecher, 8.2 hier vandaan

View onto Lago Trasimeno

G: Sant Arcangelo Lake Trasimeno

door Reinhard Schubert, 9.0 hier vandaan

Sant Arcangelo Lake Trasimeno

H: The more leaning tower

door Uwe Buecher, 10.9 hier vandaan

The more leaning tower

I: Piazza Umberto I in Panicale - Umbria

door Reinhard Schubert, 11.5 hier vandaan

Piazza Umberto I in Panicale - Umbria

J: Panicale

door Jan Koehn, 11.5 hier vandaan

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Dit panorama is genomen in Italy

Dit is een overzicht van 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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