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Silly Swiss

These Swiss Vatican guards are volunteers for the post. Their uniforms were designed by Michaelangelo (what wasnt't, in Rome?). Apparantly the tradition stems from the days when the Swiss had the best army in all of Europe. I guess that was before their days of neutrality.
The Sistine Chapel and Vatican City. Wow.

January 29th 2007
So, yesterday Derek and I got up as early as we could manage, packed up our bags, and transferred everything to our new, wonderful hostel (Allessandro's Palace Downtown). Then we scooted off on the Metro for the Vatican. As I mentioned before, it was free that day since it was the last Sunday of the month. I expected it to be a bit busy because of this, but I was no where NEAR prepared for the ... 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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