Roma Magnifico! June 15th 2011 Rome in the morning is full of wonderful sights and sounds. We love opening the windows and shutters of our hotel room to let the fresh air and city noises in. The bread trucks, church bells, horns and scooter engines add to the excitement as we get ready for the day.
Today was my treat. Mum gave me a bike tour of Rome for my birthday and we had organised it for the morning, thinking it migh ... 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