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Vernazza  

Vernazza

Steppin' On Up

October 25th 2006
Cinque Terre. Five Towns. A UNESCO protected national park along Italy's northwestern coastline. We arrived to this rolling, green hillside from Florence leaving the rain and cold weather to be welcomed by warm, bright sun and blue skies. The train took us through tunnels along the coastline until we arrived at a village in the hills. Literally in the hills. Riomaggiore is the first of f ... 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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