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A view of the estate's gardens..  
   

A view of the estate's gardens..

A EuroTraveler's "Taste of Tuscany" and the Journey to Fiesole

February 15th 2009
Well, it's time to move out of the city centre for a short break from history and into the sun drenched hills of Tuscany. This is our journey to Fiesole, a town that lies just west of Florence beyond Oltrarno, the other side of the Arno. While still in close proximity to Florence and actually only five kilometers away, Fiesole seems like a world away from the historic city centre. You climb high i ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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