(Article of periodic en Finnois - 1984)

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Licenza ja Percile kaksi sabiinilaiskylää Rooman katveessa. (Licenza and Percile two Sabinian villages in the periphery of Rome)

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Licenza and Percile villages (comuni) have been used as examples of transforming rural habitations close to the enlarging urban field of a big metropolis. Towards the end of the Tertiary Period, the mountainous landscape of Licenza region had already broadly reached its present shape. However, the local features are caused by the fluvial erosion of the Licenza river system in the Quaternary. In addition, in historical times, there has been such extensive deforestation that even much of the uncultivated area is now covered with brushwood or open herbaceous vegetation. The hill-top villages, have experienced heavy depopulation during the post-war decades. The traditional economy, mostly based on olive cultivation and animal husbandry has been shifting into urban occupational character, often with the necessity of commuting to Rome, Tivoli and other bigger centres in the valley of the Aniene. The amount of aged and retired people is increasing. Licenza and Percile have become more and more places for holiday-makers, most of whom are former Licenzians or Percileans or their offspring.


Article of periodic

published at : Terra Helsinki

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Millesime : 1984, vol. 96, no2 [pp. 121-144]

Bibliographic references : 13 réf.



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