Snow Day! March 9th 2010 (Tuesday March 9) The first picture on this page is the view from our room as I write this on Tuesday March 9 at about 3pm. The 2nd and 3rd pictures are from last night (Monday) when we went to dinner at an Osteria in Borgatella, a small town outside of San G. It was cold (hence my snow hat) but completely clear of clouds and no sign of snow.
Grazia (our hostess at the farmhouse) told us it wou ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » San Gimignano 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