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Caligula

Right about where this photo was taken, Emperor Caligula was murdered.
Rome

September 16th 2008
Italy as a state came into being in 1861, uniting the disparate regions of the entire Italian peninsula. People who couldn't care less about each other were melded together into one Kingdom. We'd traveled down from the curvaceous rump of Venezia, and had found ourselves in the bony shin area also known as Lazio, Roma. If Rome is Italy's shin, it's a hairy inelegant one at that. Late at night, w ... 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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