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Rome Day 2

May 13th 2007
It was another fun-filled day in Rome. I took the Metro and stopped at San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains), a very nice church/basilica. From there I walked a few blocks to tour the Colosseum. The entire place was crowded, and extremely massive, and I got in free. Apparently I lucked out on the time of the trip, as most places had their normal entry fees waved for the weekend. After fi ... 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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