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Tom is a veteran print-broadcast journalist who resides in the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills) in the province of Padova in the Veneto region of northestern Italy. He hosts the eclectic travel/foodie/photography blog The Palladian , is a regular contributor to Los Angeles-based , and is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance . Feel free to follow Tom as he "meanders along the cobblestone to somewhere."
Rome managed to unite most of the modern nation of Italy by 265 BCE . Rome would next turn its attention to a rival in North Africa and go on to create a world empire.