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Mt Vesuvius

From the underworld - Italy 4

May 25th 2011
Vesuvius sits there like a sleeping giant or dragon waiting to erupt and belch out fire way above the Bay of Naples and the city itself. A malignant neighbour that you both worry about but need. We drove up to the base of the volcano passing buses on their way down full of tourists who had made their way to the top and were now on the return journey. Many people had been encouraged to move o ... 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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Tot: 0.306s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 28; qc: 90; dbt: 0.112s; 90; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 3; ; mem: 6.8mb