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Near the Vatican with a Friend

Italy/Venice and Rome

July 7th 2005
I had less than 4 months to do some sightseeing in Italy. I was lucky to get 2 fast trips to Venice and Rome. There was a boat stop with my name on it in Venice. In Rome, I was allowed to go where most people couldn't because a friend is a firefighter for the Vatican. Gotta love connections. My stay in Italy was too short, but I know I will be going back every few years. ... 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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