Unofficial Officials June 1st 2018 The flight to Rome was on time, non eventful and nothing special to report (which is a good thing), other than some fantastic views over Geneva (recognisable from the water spout, even at 35,000 feet) and the Alps. Stunning.
I had been to Rome before when I was Inter-railing, a life-time ago (see The Best £3.50 Ever Spent and Back to Rome), and one memory was how magnificent the Italian train st ... 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
I spent a year travelling around the world and that gave me a real love of travel. I have since been inter-railing in Europe twice. Now my travel is limited to the annual two week holiday with the family - although we still manage to cover some distance and certainly try to avoid limiting ourselves to two weeks by a swimming pool, despite the protests from the kids.... full info