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Venice

The view from our hostel window.
Romans

August 14th 2005
Italy. What can we expect from it? Gondolas and gondoliers singing "Oh sole mio!", Gladiators and of course PASTA and PIZZA! None of this happened. (It is all there but not for our budget!) We arrived in Venice. For this visit we have no more than 24 hours and we still have to sleep, since the last night we spent on the train. At the Venice train Station we bought the Orange Card (or wa ... 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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