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: April 19th 2012
Today was our last ful day in Florence, and it was a great one! Once again Leonardo was our driver and he drove us to Castello Del Trebbio, a privately owned castle about one hour northeast of Florence. We enjoyed beautiful scenery along the way. Although we had an overcastsky most of the day, we were happy it was not raining.
Alberto. cousin of the owner of the castle, wa ... read more