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]
Date: February 18th 2012
Lee Marshall, The Telegraph 6 Nov 2010 Here are some impressions from February 2012 when Rome was covered in snow for the first time in 26 years. See also [url ... read more
Rome connoisseurs know that winter is the best time of all [...] In winter, the marble and travertine edges are sharper, the colours are more vivid and the low-flying sun turns Rome into a huge Baroque stage set.