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Day 26 - Florence

May 26th 2012
Today was a good day, walked through the leather markets where I bought a handbag, Zac rubbed the nose of Il Porcellino, a bronze statue of a boar near the markets, supposed to guarantee your return to Firenze as well as bring good luck. We visited the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croce and walked over Ponte Vecchio. I bought Mum 'The Pietà' to take home. There was a gelato f ... 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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