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Ciociaria - Terra di contadini e pastori

Ciociaria - Terra di contadini e pastori

Less commonly, it is the name by which some territories in Latium southeast of Rome are identified, with no well-defined geographic boundaries. Since the Fascist twenty-year period, the same name has been misused in the local press, by promotional associations and folkloric events as a synonym for the province of Frosinone and the set of folk traditions of its territory. The identification of Ciociaria with the territory of the province is appropriated by the province of Frosinone tourist promotion company itself. In texts and literature for the first time it is mentioned since 1833, so it is believed that the toponym actually came into common use, without precise geographic connotations, beginning with the French invasions in the Papal States, when compulsory conscription was instituted in the Roman provinces as well, a situation that brought peasants and shepherds from the suburbs to Rome, who were named in the city, according to their customs.