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Italians were eating with a knife and fork ...

August 8th 2011
Geo: 42.7165, 12.1116DAY SEVEN (8/8)—Orvieto, Umbria"Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other."We departed Rome, flying by a few more of Rome's many, many sights. We headed north into Umbria, the heartland of Italy, famous for its wines, olives and produce.First stop: Orvieto, a lovely hill tow ... read more
Europe » Italy » Umbria » Orvieto

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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