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Capitol Hill

Day 33 - Rome

August 19th 2013
Quite a late start today! Caught the tram into Piazza Venezia and went to the top of the Vittorio Emmanuel monument for great views. We walked down via del Corso doing some window shopping. Visited the Trevi Fountain, St Ignacious (the church with the fake cupola), the Pantheon, Piazza Navona. We had a nice lunch (the 10 euro special of bruschetta, gnocchi and a drink) and then caught the bu ... 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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