More Rome April 28th 2012 Most of the photos in this entry are from Sally’s amazing little camera. I think I’m busy navigating and don’t get out the camera, so Sally’s been the trip recorder. This days entry is kind a catch up on photos. I spent the morning reading in St. Peter’s Square while Sally went to see the Sistine Chapel. She looked like she’d just survived<span><span><span> a tornado ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome 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
I'm making a 30 year anniversary trip to Italy in mid-September. I'm mainly going to Reggio Calabria, an area I've never been before. I want to see "I Bronzi," two incredible Greek statues that were discovered in the water off Riace back in 1980.
I was 40 when I went to Italy the first time, so you do the math on how old I am now. This is sort of a test to see if I can still hack it. The HoustonJulia moniker is because I live in Houston ALASKA.... full info