RAIN IN SOUTHERN ITALY October 6th 2010 THE RAIN IN SOUTHERN ITALY FALLS MAINLY IN SMALL, SPARSELY SPACED, DROPS
After seeing the newspaper weather map showing rain along the coast, I almost cancelled my plans to go to Trani, a port town about half hour away by train, but another couple here at the B&B from Sardinia was going and didn’t seem concerned, so I followed their lead and went anyway. It did rain, maybe for two minutes a cou ... read more
Europe » Italy » Apulia » Trani 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
I'm making a 30 year anniversary trip to Italy in mid-September. I'm mainly going to Reggio Calabria, an area I've never been before. I want to see "I Bronzi," two incredible Greek statues that were discovered in the water off Riace back in 1980.
I was 40 when I went to Italy the first time, so you do the math on how old I am now. This is sort of a test to see if I can still hack it. The HoustonJulia moniker is because I live in Houston ALASKA.... full info