I had to take a photo of this memorable event: The is the first basketball hoop I've seen somewhere besides the gym here in Italy. There are not metal ones in driveways. And this one's plastic! (Sure, shoopie, there are plastic ones in America, but the fact that the first basketball hoop i've seen outside of a gym is PLASTIC and not REAL, it does tell us that Italians don't play much, if any, basketball.)
Italian Monopoly, Meals, and Movies June 20th 2011 So I just got home maybe 20 minutes ago... spent 15 minutes trying to get the Internet to work, and here I am, at 1:54 in the morning, trying to stay awake long enough to type a blog entry! I'm exhausted...
So my morning wasn't too eventful. I got up a little earlier because I thought we were going to Padova and I didn't know when... better safe than sorry. I ate breakfast, talked w ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Rovigo 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