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The Montanari of Scalambra (Mountain People of Scalambra), with sketches by the Architect Duilio Cambellotti, is a precious but unobtrusive book about Serrone, written in 1927 by Romulo Fulli. It was the book that set the standard for other books on the northern part of Ciociaria because it was the guide for historians and the curious.

From this we deduced that a Gustavo Tirinelli (who was a part of the intellectual group of Romans) died under the train from Stefer (Rome-Fiuggi-Frosinone) to Cave (Rome) in 1918 (two years after the construction of the railway). He was the first to translate the playwright William Shakespeare from English to Italian, so much so that he was also admired in England for his important literature from which also came critical writings, dramas and comedies

His brother – Isidore’s cousin, painted the main hall of the Altar of Segni (Rome) still visible today and his sister Luigia married to Giovanni Telemaco Franchi, who was also the first cellist in the orchestra of maestro Paganini.

Another family that did much to heighten the town’s fame, and long before the Tirinellis,  was the Verzetti family, which created a foundation that led to the establishment of a nursery school in Serrone, later run by the Franciscan Sisters and today a museum of theatrical costumes. A figure very familiar with the Palazzo Verzetti, found in the outlying district of La Forma, was Maestro Manlio Steccanella, composer of the “Hymn of Mount Scalambra”, the piece used by the two local concert bands to open their performances in town.


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