Rome: Palazzo Venezia

Bijna iedere toerist die Rome bezoekt, kent de Piazza Venezia, het grote plein voor het nogal pompeuze Altare della Patria, het monument voor Victor Emanuel II, de eerste koning van het verenigde Italië. De meeste mensen zullen ook het Palazzo Venezia kennen, dat ten westen van het plein staat. Ze…

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Rome: Palazzo Venezia

Almost every tourist visiting Rome will know the Piazza Venezia, the large square in front of the rather pompous Altare della Patria, the monument for Victor Emmanuel II, Italy’s first king. Most people will also know about the Palazzo Venezia to the west of the square, and about the balcony…

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Rome: A fascist past

Walking through the streets of Rome, visitors are reminded of Italy’s dark, fascist past in many places. I am talking about Italy in the twenties, thirties and forties of the previous century, Benito Mussolini’s Italy. Sometimes the visitor is hardly aware that he or she is near or even on…

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