Pescosolido si trova in
provincia di Frosinone, all'imbocco della Valle Roveto, e, dai suoi 630 m.
sul livello del mare, si affaccia ridente sulla Conca di Sora.
(stralcio da LA SOCIETA' DI MUTUO SOCCORSO DI PESCOSOLIDO di Ottavio Cicchinelli )
is found in the province of Frosinone, to the entrance of the Valley Roveto,
and, you give his/her 630 ms. on the level of the sea, it leans out laughing
on the Basin of Sora.
It counts 1500 inhabitants: 800 in the chief town and 700 around in the shed fractions (Fork, Colledardo, Bagnoli, Vallefredda etc).
Its origins go up again to the Middle Ages; its historical stories are tightly tied to those of Sora.
Castled on the "peschium" (1) (the Civitella the Hill S. Giovanni and the Coward), the country almost entirely came destroyed by the earthquake of January 13 th 1915,
what it provoked well 132 victims, and subsequently you/he/she was reconstructed more to northeast and south
(CortileMorrone, street G. Marconi and Saint Maria).
To the beginning of the 900 a lot of young people they emigrated to the foreign countries, especially in America of the North, looking for job. Of them some returned in country after a certain period; others remained definitely to the foreign countries. In the Secondo Dopoguerra there was a thicker emigration. Numerous families, "you recall" from relatives, they abandoned fields, houses and furnishings and if they went from there to Toronto (Canada), depopulating whole fractions as her Valpara and Colledardo.
Other families were transferred to Rome or in the sour Pontino. Many young people, emigrated instead,
in France, Germany or Switzerland, where they remained for some years.
Today more nobody emigrates. Here he is well. Sun, air, pure water and good wine, bread and food they never miss. The inhabitants, once devoted to the agriculture, to the pastorizia and the craftsmanship, today they work in the factories, in the building yards, in the offices or in the commerce and they cross different kilometers a day to reach the place of employment.
The country is well connected with the near centers from comfortable roads, pannings and well estates;
it is endowed with all the essential services and introduces him orderly and pleasant, thanks also to the work it turns in the last cinquantennio from the town administrators,
always careful and scrupulous.
The territory is well preserved, especially awry of the inhabited center.
For the one who loves the excursions, there is not that the embarrassment of the choice:
the Carovenzo mountain (1006 ms.) with the old dismessa it extracts of bauxite (her "mine")
and the beautiful fontanella in worked stone, rising of the Val S.Pietro (Lacerno), Stings Cardicola (1801 ms.), Wells to Field of Crano (1700 ms.), the Crow mountain
(2003 ms. the Cacchietes (1991 ms.), the Well of the Snow (2) (1838 ms.), Good Hill (1944 ms.), the Leap of Ciotto (1927 ms.), the Serrone mountain (1929 ms.) (3)
It deals with enchanting place, at times wild, attainable only afoot, after times and times of walk, and therefore uncontaminated, shelter from the civilization of the plastics
and of the means of transport.
Who loves then the fruits of the earth, it doesn't have that to equip him to pick up hypocrites, mushrooms,
asparaguses, chicory, blackberries, berries of junipers savory, oregano, thyme serpillo...
And also snails that, almost disappearances in the years 70, in these last times they start to reappear in discreet quantity here and there.
Numerous they are the wild animals: permanent birds and of footsteps among which the mountainous coturnice
and the birds of prey of every kind and dimension, roes, foxes, rates, hares, wild cats, martens, faine, skunks, weasels, squirrels, curly, porcupines, lizards, ramarri, snakes, vipers and at times wild boars, wolves and some bear that it escapes from the bordering one National park of Abruzzo.
Abundant and it varies it is the vegetation: oil you in the low part and, to climb, dense woods of lecci, of carpini and roverelle, of conifers (4) and above all of beech trees, that, alternating himself/herself/itself to grassy lawns, form immense green carpet that pushes him until on the sour tops of the mountains.
1) rock-cliff, rocky spur (lan).
2) also says "Foul smells Crevane" (Well Corvano) because of the "ciàvele (caws) that you they nest in the summer.
3) the ridge Cacchiete - Good Hill - Leap of Ciotto - Serrone, from the shepherds denominated "greenhouse", it marks the border between Pescosolido and Villavallelonga or, that ago the same, between the Lazio and the Abruzzo.
This ridge also constitutes the border of the National Park of Abruzzo.
4) Pino and cypresses, extraneous elements to our natural environment, were introduced by the on its way reforestations in the Secondo Dopoguerra to fight the unemployment.
However now that we have them, they competes to also the embellishment and the exploitation of our mountains.
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