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Over the hill, a few hundred metres from this point, the Monastery of Castagnevizza, which had been converted during the Fascist period into a women’s prison, dominates the view. From 1947, the border line ran a few metres away from the convent, and the attempts to cross the fence illegally were quite numerous.

Border posts were, as a matter of fact, places of contact and exchange, more or less legal, of people and goods. Often people tried to send ‘to the other side’ little things, necessary for the daily life of families, but at that point impossible to find after the separation from the urban centre. Sometimes this was outright smuggling.