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Rome... The most Laid Back Capital in Europe?

April 20th 2012
‘But if one is idle, surely it is depressing to live year after year among the ashes of things that once were mighty’. This statement about Rome in Henry James’s novel Roderick Hudson makes for a persuasive argument, but I would argue that Rome’s lackadaisical atmosphere, which revels in disorganization and lounging in the streets, must be one of the most contented in Europe. Wha ... 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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