Olive Oil, Wine, and Spaghetti! July 25th 2012 The beautiful Italian countryside whizzes by my first class cabin. Its rolling hills of gold and green bring to mind strong associations of olive oil, wine vineyards, and of course spaghetti!
We have just departed Florence, the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance. Main attractions included a variety of museums, churches, and palaces adorned with the work of 15th and 16th[ ... 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