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Cervara di Roma. Boundary stones

Cervara di Roma. Boundary stones

Cervara di Roma has always been a borderland, yesterday between the Papal State and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and today between Lazio and Abruzzo.

In the upper part, inside the Simbruini mountains Natural Park, one can still recognize the marble stones that marked the ancient boundary of the Papal State.

According to many local stories, there were skirmishes of shepherds around these stones in search of the best pastures.

Of course, being a border country meant being a possible refuge for bandits.

The bandits who crossed the borders were sometimes also very loved by the population like Marco Sciarra, the Robin Hood of the Aniene Valley.


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