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In front of St Peter's Basilica  
   

In front of St Peter's Basilica

When in Rome...

December 26th 2008
Our last stop on our Christmas trip was Rome. Rome is sometimes described as big, dirty and polluted. Those who describe Rome like this, clearly haven’t been to India. While the outskirts look a bit shabby, Rome was really beautiful and we had a great time. Of course, we weren’t the only people who had come to enjoy Rome this Christmas. It was absolutely packed. Luckily we had four full ... 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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