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A Venice detail

A friendly face
Pictures of Venice

February 27th 2005
PICTURES OF VENICE Feb 05 Our first morning. We are in the breakfast room of the tourist hotel ‘La Forcola’ in Cannaregio. At the next table to ours a man is reading from the Venice guidebook to a sullen teenage boy, who is obviously his son. The boy shows no interest whatsoever in his father’s reading, but stares into his yoghurt as if this little pot might save him from the unin ... 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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