A Cold Venice Tale, 2001 August 4th 2010 It was Christmastime 2001, and unseasonably windy and cold on the night my fiance Lisa and I arrived in Venice.
The Rialto Bridge, its shops, and those of the nearby Campo San Bartolomeo were decorated and lit up for the holidays. The shop owners were eager to welcome us inside to escape from the cold hoping we would make a purchase. We were shown shoes, we were shown jewelry, we were shown l ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice 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