Roma July 7th 2011 Wednesday 22nd June 2011
Into Rome by courtesy bus and train - today is going to be a hot one !
As luck ( rather than good planning ) would have it we decided to take the tube and visit St Peter's first. Unknown to us Wednesday is the day the Pope addresses the crowds in St Peter's Square and arriving at 10:50 for an 11:00 start could not have been timed better.
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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