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Maremma

(märām`mä), coastal area in Tuscany, central Italy, along the Tyrrhenian Sea and extending E to the Apennines. A flourishing region in Etruscan and early Roman times, it became marshy and was largely abandoned in the Middle Ages because of malaria. Reclamation was begun (19th cent.) by the grand dukes of Tuscany and was continued in the 20th cent. by the Italian government. There are now wide fertile areas, rich borax mines, and good hunting grounds; cattle and a noted breed of horses are raised. Cities include Piombino (a port) and Grosetto (an inland agricultural center).

Maremma

 

a zone of low-lying, formerly marsh-ridden areas on the western coast of the Italian peninsula, extending intermittently from the mouth of the Arno River to the Bay of Naples. The total area of the Maremma is approximately 5,000 sq km. Fodder grass and rice are grown in the drained areas, and live-stock is raised on pasture land.

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Crossbreeding among types usually works well, for example herding breeds such as Border Collies crossed with Australian Shepherds, or guardian breeds such Pyrenees and Maremma, because the genes and instinctive behaviors won't fight with one another.
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The film never descends to the merely preachy: its canine eponym is engaging and unpredictable (he runs riot in the local 'Maritime Village' in a wittily filmed episode); the human relations are warmly, but not sentimentally, written and played; and the real-life elements involving Swampy and his maremma dog are skilfully integrated with the needs of entertainment.
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She started writing only in 1995, publishing several novels (Vite parallele, Il Filo, 2005; Un delitto per i motivi d'onore and Il ribelle, Maremmi, 2006; L'epilogo, Il Filo, 2007; and Una storia incredibile, Il Filo, 2009), collections of short stories dealing with our relationship with animals (I nostri compagni di viaggio, Il Filo, 2009), and Risorgimento--Illusioni e inganni (Maremma, 2010), focusing on fundamental episodes from Italian history between 1850 and 1893.
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