La Dolce Vita Rome! July 17th 2016 Woolly says – There is something quite special about sitting and munching on your breakfast croissant whilst taking in the oldest standing Egyptian obelisk in the world! The Lateran Obelisk is also the tallest obelisk in Italy, originally weighing 455 tons, but after collapsing and being re-erected it is now 4m shorter and weighs around 330 tons. Having saved some crumbs for later an ... read more
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
'We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us'
A truly multi-national mammoth that travels the world visiting places of interest, making new friends and causing mischief wherever he can. With my carer Jo (bless her!) I have scaled castle walls, walked in the footsteps of Roman Emperors and Maharajah's, climbed mountains, contemplated caverns, caves and canyons and attempted the Le Mans 24 hour race on a skateboard! Whether it be climbing a Minaret in Mostar, Paddling in the Arabian Sea, Scaling mountains in Kotor, Feeding chickens in France or Catching trains in India, not... full info