Days in Tuscany 1. June 22nd 2012 There has been so much to see here and La Bandita is a good base to explore Tuscan hill towns and also the bigger cities of Siena and Florence. And so it was to Florence we drove yesterday...having decided that would be easier than gettng a train there which would have meant driving to another big city and parking there - so a bit of research on-line about parking places and a vague memory of the ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence 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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