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My dad the Italian  
   

My dad the Italian

Here today, gondola tomorrow

May 18th 2012
The Rialto fish market this morning was amazing. I have never seen such an incredible selection of sea creatures in such quantities. Some of the creatures were so fresh they were still twitching, which was a little disturbing in some cases like lobster or mermaid. To get to the market from our side of the canal there is a little 50 cent gondola, which is quite fun. You stand the whole way and try ... 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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