Rome and Back Home October 11th 2016 We are back home now (Oct 13), safe and mostly sound after two and a half weeks in Italy. We keep reminding ourselves that is a long vacation by many standards even though it wasn’t the five-week tour that we had planned. Biking was wonderful, the scenery spectacular, people friendly, and food and wine were superb. We loved it.
The memories of a bike trip that we treasure are the warm days wi ... 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