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The ugly white guy

That's what the Italians call this statue. It's a modern statue imitating the style of the old ones and isn't done very well at all.
(Day 3) Toppling towers and David

May 6th 2009
I know...it's been ages since I've been on here to write more about our trip. Let's see what I can remember 2 months later So, I believe that I left off with our last night in Cinque Terre. The next morning we got up, ate breakfast, checked out of the hotel, and caught the train to Florence. We had to change trains in Pisa anyway so we just allowed for a little bit longer of a layover there ... 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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