Ancient places. October 1st 2008 So I spent the last weekend in September touring Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, and Naples. It was interesting going to such a different place, well different from Florence anyway.
It is so therapeutic to ride on the trains in Italy. Crossing fields of grapes and cutting through the hills going through tunnels that make your ears pop. People watching and seeing who else is also riding with you. Sma ... read more
Europe » Italy » Campania » Pompei 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