My silent friend March 14th 2011 I always think of Venice as my silent friend... and she never lets me down. It's one of those places that we always return to and just the idea of going there fills me with pure happiness.
I must say a word or two about the famous odor some people relate to Venice. We all heard and read so many stories about the "smell of Venice" that may discourage some people from even thinking of visiting ... 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