Italian Vintage Photographs ~ Italian women in folk dresses. It shows the costumes of the Ciociaria. Ciociaria is the name of a traditional region of Central Italy, south east of Rome. The name was adopted as an ethnical denomination for the province of Frosinone. The name Ciociaria comes from the primitive footwear of its inhabitants called "ciocie". The shoe is simply formed of a square piece of donkey or horse skin.