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These are small shrines that can be found along rural roadsides in many parts of Italy. I don't exactly know their history (they're called "edicole", from the latin aedicula, the diminutive of aedes, temple - hence, "small temples"), but I like to think of a time when travelers would pause there on their journey to pray, or think, or just rest for a moment. Then they'd be off again, perhaps in a refreshed frame of mind.
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