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Views from the boat

[B & R] Cinque Terre and Pisa

September 23rd 2007
Early this morning we got back on our coach, and left Nice for Italy. The weather was great, and after driving through the France - Italian border, we took a train to the Cinque Terre region known as the Italian Riveria. This beautifully rugged stretch of coastline hosts 5 small villages which are accessible only by boat. The combination of these tiny picturesque villages, the clear blue waters ... read more
Europe » Italy » Liguria » Cinque Terre

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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