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Aversa

AVERSA A Norman County in southern Italy (the town is north of Naples), granted to the Norman leader Rainulf by Duke Sergius of Naples in 1030 and by the Emperor Conrad II in 1038.   It thus appeared earlier than the … Continue reading

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Adda

ADDA Department in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, consisting of the Val Tellina, through which the River Adda flows.   The Val Tellina had belonged to the Grisons until 1797, when it was added to the Cisalpine Republic.   It did not … Continue reading

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Abruzzi

ABRUZZI    ABRUZZO (It);  Aprutium (late Latin). Region in central Italy, between the Lazio Region and the Adriatic Sea,and containing the highest peaks of the Apennines. Between the later 6th and early 11th centuries it belonged  to the Lombard, later the … Continue reading

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