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Looking back at the middle town (3 of 5)
The Italian Affair Part I: Genoa to Siena

July 25th 2006
Well, after leaving Cham at 9 am on Tuesday morning, a series of excellent bus and train connections landed me in Genoa around 4 pm. The tourist information office was horrified that I had not pre-booked accommodation in Genoa so I suggested I could keep going on to Cinque Terre. Greater look of horror. She told me people were coming back from there to Genoa to get accommodation. Oops. Turned ... 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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