The Pleasures of an Autumn in Italy II (Florence) December 3rd 2010 Florence/Firenze
We arrive in Florence mid-day via rail. Mario, our host at B & B Repubblica, is a slow talking, relaxed fellow. He recommends a nearby restaurant crowded with locals, however, we find it a bit too expensive for what we get.
We nap after yesterday’s big day in Rome and awaken to the most beautiful music we’ve ever heard. There is a Tunisian festival in the piazza below.
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence 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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