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Day 15: Venice Photo 14

Day 15: Venice

July 5th 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Partial Canal Cruise Last night was a monstrous thunderstorm. Wind gusts shook the island, or maybe it was my disorientation after all the cocktails and my giant lunch the day before. When I got up it was still raining, which put a slow mood on the morning. When I finally hit the streets, the tourist crowd had flooded in. For grand views, I took the slow boat down ... 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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