Rome September 6th 2010 Arrived in the evening after a 4 hour train journey from Pisa, which I enjoyed as I was the only one in the carriage and was singing along to the tunes on my ipod!
Found the hostel nice and easily and bedded down in a mostly male, yet clean, dorm.
In the morning, it was yet another gorgeous day and my first stop was the forums which were fascinating. Then the Collusseum which was even more ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome 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