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Bifora del Paradiso

Paene insularn, Sirmio, insularumque ocelle, quascumque in liquentibus stagnis marique vasto fert uterque Neptunus, quam te libenter quamque laetus inviso, vix mi ipse credens Thyniam atque Bithynos liquisse campos et videre te in tuto

Salve, o venusta Sirmio, atque ero gaude: gaudete vosque, o Lydiae lacus undae: ridete, quicquid est domi cachinnorum

 

This is the view of the lake through the remains of a a roman villa's window (Grotte di Catullo, I century), where the tradition wants the latin poet Catullus used to live ...

The view has been considered so beautiful that the window has been referred to as bifora del paradiso (bifora (two lights window) of the paradise)

  

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Taken on November 4, 1990