Terni lies on the main railway line from Rome to Foligno and Ancona, and is the junction for Rieti and Sulmona.
The defeat of General Pepe by the Austrians at Rieti (March 7, 1821) and the re-establishment of King Ferdinands autocratic power under the protection of Austrian bayonets were the effective assertion of this principle.
Immediately after the battle of Rieti a Carbonarist mutiny broke out in Piedmont independently of events in the south.
He went to Rieti, where the new pope Nicholas IV.
He fought in the constitutionalist army against the Austrians at Rieti (7th of March 1821), and on the re-establishment of autocracy he was arrested and imprisoned for three months by order of the prince of Canosa, the chief of police, his particular enemy.