ITALY: A Clock for Fiumicino

At Fiumicino, the muddy waters of the Tiber merge with the blue Mediterranean. The town's life seems as sluggish as the river, but beneath the apparent calm there is a deep, turbulent rift which sometimes whirls up like an assault of wind-whipped breakers. That rift is symbolized by the tablet in the city hall commemorating Garibaldi's visit in 1849 (after the Republicans had driven the Pope from Rome), and by the blue & white statue of the Virgin Mary in the church.

Those who reverently place wreaths beneath Garibaldi's memorial and those...

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