Rome June 3rd 2012 Rome was superb.
I've heard so much about Rome from others and from books and was thinking it would be just another city -- it wasn't, it was ROME.
Our trip from Vernazza to Rome was underwhelming - cancelled train meant we missed our train to Rome and though we easily got another we ended up spending 4 hours in total waiting on train stations. So a very tiring day. By ... read more
Europe » Italy 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