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The Riviera

May 6th 2011
Friday May 6th, 2011 Off the Coast of Elba Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea Italian Riviera Yesterday we rubbed shoulders with the European elite in Monaco on the French Riviera. Today was the unbelievably picturesque Italian city of Portofino. All I can say about both of these last two stops is wow. Monaco and the neighboring town of Monte Carlo were getting ready for two big events. The For ... 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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