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The walls of Rome

Imposing, emphasized by the pouring rain
Mellowing in Italy - Rome, Friday 2007 May 4

May 4th 2007
We gathered in the hotel portico, facing the pouring rain. Jim, one of our group, directed us to “Omar”, the umbrella seller. At 5 Euros, they were a deal! Reportedly umbrellas are 8 Euros at the Coliseum. I bought a white one and when the rain eased off, discovered that it fit in the pocket of my jacket; therefore, very good for travel. The rain didn’t ease for long, resuming as we walked f ... 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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