Day 32 - Colle di Val D'Elsa - Manziana - Rome August 19th 2013 Headed off reasonably early as we wanted to be in Manziana for lunch. Arrived abut 12.30 at Raechel's host family's house. As we had to wait for Maria to finish work Raechel took us into Bracciano to show us around. She showed us her school, the lake and the castle, the best preserved medieval castle in Italy and where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married.
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Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome 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