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This village has its own princess – and wants to become a country

Love Exploring Logo By Gemma Prince of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 16: Perched prettily on a hill with narrow medieval streets and a traditional Catholic church, Seborga seems like a typical Italian village – but it’s far from it. This tiny enclave on the Italian Riviera, which covers just five square miles (13sq/km) of land and is home to around 300 residents, has hopes of becoming an independent micro-nation. In fact, Seborga has been claiming sovereignty from Italy for the last 60 years and even has its own flag, currency and monarchy. Here we reveal the amazing and eccentric story behind Seborga and how it became one of the most unique places in the world.

The incredible story of Seborga

Perched prettily on a hill with narrow medieval streets and a traditional Catholic church, Seborga seems like a typical Italian village – but it’s far from it. This tiny enclave on the Italian Riviera, which covers just five square miles (13sq/km) of land and is home to around 300 residents, has hopes of becoming an independent micro-nation. In fact, Seborga has been claiming sovereignty from Italy for the last 60 years and even has its own flag, currency and monarchy. Here we reveal the amazing and eccentric story behind Seborga and how it became one of the most unique places in the world.

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