Day 4 Florence April 16th 2012 OK, for some reason, this is the 3rd time I am writing this entry. The blog keeps losing my text so I am saving every few sentences and you are getting the short version.
Goodbye to Roma and we take a high speed train to Florence. (A nice young man helped us with our luggage, then came back asking for tips.) Smooth, quick ride to Florence....Hotel Albergotto on a streett lined with designer sho ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany 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