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Capitanata

CAPITANATA District in the northwest of Apulia, including the Gargnano peninsula (the “spur of Italy”) and the neighbouring coastlands and interior.   It took its name from the Catapan, the principal officer of the Byzantine Empire in southern Italy after the … 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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Apulia

APULIA    PUGLIA. Roman region Medieval Duchy Contemporary Region in southeastern Italy.   It lies mainly east of the Apennines and extends from the spur of Italy round the heel to the instep. Apulia was one of the regions formed in … Continue reading

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