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Cracked Dome  
   

Cracked Dome

The ceiling of the Duomo in Florence. Notice the big cracks running through the painting. It took them hundreds of years to figure out this was due to subsidence (similar to the leaning tower of Pisa).
Snakes on the Trail!

June 17th 2007
And so we found ourselves in Italy. First stop, the romantic, picturesque and expensive town of Venice. Us being on a budget, we stayed in a camping ground 20 minutes by boat from the city. What surprised us was the amount of kiwis also staying there, until we realised that we had all been priced out of the city. We spent the day wandering across bridges, through narrow alleys desperately tryi ... read more
Europe » Italy

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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