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Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore - the start
Pisa / Lucca

April 24th 2007
When entering a new country by road, we look for those indicators that initially express that country's individuality. Most obvious was the congested traffic as we zipped from France and then ground to a crawl into Italy. 6 hours for the 200klms from Nice to Genova The traffic also comprises a much higher proportion of motor cycles whose riders exercise an apparent carte blanche with the road ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa

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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