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Pillar in St. Marks

Venice

April 21st 2000
Geo: 45.4343, 12.3388Bells of San Marco awoke us at 07.00h. A wonderful alarm. Laid awake for a few minutes, then up and shower. Good breakfast in nice salon. Out to the Doge's Palace for the extensive and very interesting tour. All furnishings have been removed ... they were regarded as private property of the Doge and so would be removed after his death. We toured the prisons as well. An ... 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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