She ran on a platform to promote tourism, advance Seborgas sovereignty, revive the local currency, known as the Luigino, and improve relations with other nations.
Despite this, no state recognizes Seborga as independent, including Italy, from which it receives regional and state support.
Residents say Vatican archive documents show that deeds from the sale of Seborga by the Savoy dynasty to the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1729 were not registered properly, nor fixed when Italy was unified in 1861, leaving Seborga in legal limbo.
Perched overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and just a half hours drive from the fully recognised Principality of Monaco, Seborga has benefited from tourists enchanted by the eccentric myths that swirl around its principality claims and reported ancient links to Knights Templar.
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