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Venice

One of the canals and smaller islands of Venice
Romancing the stone

May 25th 1993
UK & Europe, May 1993 Left Florence and headed for Venice. Venice gives off an air of elegance, yet there is much ruin and decay when you look closely. We went to a glass blowing factory and saw the most amazing creations of glass ware. True craftsmanship. I have always had a romantic notion of Venice in my mind. A romantic gondola trip through the canals with my husband by my side, whisperi ... read more
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Italian Flag 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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