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My first glimpse of the magnificent Duomo  
   

My first glimpse of the magnificent Duomo

Orvieto

June 9th 2012
Saturday 9 June cont'd On to Orvieto… we arrived around 7pm to the only walled city I know that you can actually drive your car to your hotel. Bang… we were stopped just 100 meters from my hotel by a pageant. Not to worry the sight of the Duomo was magnificent and quelled any ill-feelings of having to lug luggage over cobblestones and through the crowd. Oh no, she cried, nobody her ... 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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