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Florence

Rob on the Ponte Vecchio
Day 23 Firenze (Florence)

December 30th 2002
Monday (Temp. 14deg. Cloudy but fine) Mmm warm day, 14degC. Only t-shirt and jacket. Went to train station to check timetable. Bloody streets still full of tourists. Found supermarket (stroke of good luck), stocked up on 1.5L of chianti, bread, ham & cheese (again). Stumbled on English book exchange shop, purchased books (thank the Lord). Back to fray, stopped at Angie's pub for drink. ... 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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