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Caserta

CASERTA   Province in united Italy, the north of the old province of Terra di Lavoro in the southern Kingdom (the Two Sicilies), named from its capital, which is north of Naples.   In 1927 the province was abolished and … Continue reading

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Bari

BARI City and seaport, which began as a Greek colony (Barion), on the Adriatic Sea in southeastern Italy; A late medieval Duchy; A province in modern Italy. Bari belonged to the Lombard Principality of Benevento, c.668-847, when it was seized … Continue reading

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Avignon

AVIGNON Medieval County around the city of Avignon, which stands on the River Rhône in Provence in southeastern France;  A Bishopric and Archbishopric. 1.  Avignon was a Roman city (Avenio), which later belonged to the Middle Kingdom of the Emperor … Continue reading

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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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Amalfi

AMALFI City on the Gulf of Salerno in southern Italy;  originally a Greek colony.   In the Dark Ages it belonged to the Duchy of Naples, a vassal-state of Byzantium, until it was conquered by the Lombard Principality of Benevento in … Continue reading

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