Day 25 Roma (Rome) New Year's Day January 1st 2003 (Recalled Nov 09)
Went for a very long walk to see all the major tourist spots (we never caught public transport anywhere because found it too difficult so we walked, everywhere!).
Walked past the zoo at the Villa Borghese, came to top of Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, the Forum, then a very long walk back to the hotel. ... read more
Europe » Italy 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