Training and lunching in Sabaudia
We left the American cemetery in Nettuno behind and set off to Sabaudia. The boys were doing a mock triathlon and were heading there on their bikes so we went to meet them and collect the bikes before they set off on their run.
Lisa from Acttivo wanted to show me the astonishing and contrasting landscape of the area. The town was built by Mussolini during his massive project to reclaim the Pontine Marshes. Apparently the area was infested by malarial mosquitos so he got poor people from northern Italy to come and drain the swamps. Driving through the area I couldn’t help but see what beautiful land was left behind. It might have been a horrific existence for many but the legacy was simply beautiful. On one side of the road I could see lush and green farmland and into the distance a mountain range. The other…
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