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May 31st 2012
31st May 2012 Thursday.
We spent the day in Aosta. It is situated in the centre of the Aosta Valley at approx. 1500feet above sea level. The old city was founded by the Romans in 25BC and some of their buildings still remain.
The City is surrounded by mountains.
We enjoyed the traffic free shopping centre and plenty of cafe life.
The Arch of Augustus is now on a roundabout! ... read more
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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
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