"Those savage wild beasts, that in hatred hold 'Twixt Cecina and Corneto the tilled places"

(Canto 13, lines 8-9)

Referring to the area of Maremma, stretching from Cecina in the north to Corneto (today Tarquinia) in the south, encompassing parts of Tuscany. Cecina, situated in present-day Livorno province, takes its name from a minor river flowing west into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Rinier da Corneto mentioned in the last lines of the previous Canto was from Corneto. In Dante's time, the Maremma area was still mostly undeveloped marshlands with a lot of wildlife.