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Valeggio Sul Mincio-Castello Scaligero-

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Veneto

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A: Valeggio Sul Mincio-Castello Scaligero-

door Renzo Falconi, 10 hier vandaan

Valeggio Sul Mincio-Castello Scaligero-

B: Valeggio Sul Mincio-San Pietro church-inside

door Renzo Falconi, 400 hier vandaan

Valeggio Sul Mincio-San Pietro church-inside

C: Valeggio Sul Mincio-Sigurtà Park-Medicinal Plants garden-

door Renzo Falconi, 410 hier vandaan

Sigurtà park is a fantastic natural park created from Carlo Sigurtà a few centuries ago. That picture...

Valeggio Sul Mincio-Sigurtà Park-Medicinal Plants garden-

D: Valeggio Sul Mincio-old Bridge

door Renzo Falconi, 430 hier vandaan

Valeggio Sul Mincio-old Bridge

E: Borghetto 04

door Jo Lutum, 440 hier vandaan

old millhouses in Borghetto sul Mincio and Ponte Visconteo

Borghetto 04

F: 03 Borghetto

door Jo Lutum, 440 hier vandaan

03 Borghetto

G: Borghetto sul Mincio

door Jo Lutum, 440 hier vandaan

Borghetto sul Mincio south of Lake Garda

Borghetto sul Mincio

H: Borghetto 05

door Jo Lutum, 450 hier vandaan

between the mill houses of Borghetto sul Mincio

Borghetto 05

I: Borghetto 06

door Jo Lutum, 460 hier vandaan

between the old mill houses of Borghetto sul Mincio with view to Ponte Visconteo

Borghetto 06

J: Borghetto 01

door Jo Lutum, 480 hier vandaan

Borghetto sul Mincio: il ponte legno

Borghetto 01

Dit panorama is genomen in Veneto, 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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