June 15, 2018
On one last journey into Lazio, to the town of Canino, descending into the rolling and verdant countryside closer to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The town of Canino is strung scenically along a narrow ridge in the northwestern tip of Latium province. Much of the architecture in the town is of a historical nature, which whimsical touches, reflecting less of the cloistered feelings of the mountainous interior of the country, and more of the airiness of the sun-washed coast.
The town dates back to Etruscan time, later becoming the residence of the Farnese family. The municipality was vested in the mid-15th century by Alessandro Farnese, who later became Pope Paul III.
Luciano Bonaparte notably lived in Canino in self-imposed exile following years of disagreement and disillusionment with his power-hungry brother Napoleon.