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Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano
September 29th 2008
Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the
Arno River on the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa.
The city is best known worldwide for its famous leaning bell tower (The Leaning Tower of Pisa).
Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the
Etruscans (c. 900 BC to ... read more
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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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