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Standing above the Forum  

Standing above the Forum

When in Rome...

October 28th 2006
Four days in Rome, and one day in Naples to visit Pompeii. Rome is one of our favorites, probably Dan's very fav. The city's blend of ancient Roman buildings and history with modern times--shopping, restaurants, and more--gives it a unique feel. We walked miles and miles around, and we only captured a glimpse of everything on offer. We hit the tourist hot-spots--St. Peter's Basilica, the Vat ... 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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