Fractions

Aurunci

The toponimo Aurunci, in dialect gasperinese the Runcis, testify the existence of the ancient hamlet of Aurunco, quoted in the historical sources by the end of the sec. XI actually to the sec. XIV. To try to individualize the exact place where the hamlet of Aurunco rose it is useful to consider the document Privilegium 1099 magnum that some donations it concerns served in 1098 as Roger of Altavilla to the monk Bruno. In the document, on application of Lanuino, narrow collaborator of Bruno, the confinements of the hamlet of Aurunco are described. To distance of many centuries, only three of the toponimis mentioned in the Privilegium magnum and that they belonged to the territory of the hamlet of Aurunco they survive: two courses of water, cold Water and Grizzo, and the place of high ground Shuts, still today existing as place Greenhouses among the communes of Petrizzi and Montepaone.2010) Aurunci, therefore, postpones Aurunco that also extended him on the territory of the today’s fraction of Gasperina to the name of the hamlet (cfr. Mario Voci, “Aurunco”, in The herald of Gasperina, year The, n. 1, November 2010)

Cicciomanno

Few shed houses in the sea zone of the town territory, adjacent to the right bank of the stream Caccavari

Creti

A fraction, composed from few houses, that it extends him on the provincial road that comes up to Montepaone. In the cliff close to this fraction, from spring up to all July, a colony of gruccioni can be met

Melitì

Melitì, locally Militì, rises to the feet of the hill of Gasperina and you/he/she could correspond to the more point to valley of the ancient one “estate of Gasperina.” The trail man’s affiliation “estate” to the bishopric of Mileto, it would make to think that the toponimo Melitì or Militì you derive from the name of the city of Mileto. The most ancient references to Militiamen to the moment those result brought from the sixteenth-century Stage of the inclusive Carthusian possessions in the territory of the hamlet of Gasperina (cfr. Mario Voci, “You <<estate of Gasperina>> and the fraction Melitì”, in The herald of Gasperina, year The, n. 2, February 2011)

Montagnola

Few situated houses on the right bank of the stream Caccavari, next to the fraction Militìs, come to form this small fraction

Pilinga

Pilinga (‘to Pilinga), or also Pìlinga and Pelinga, have etymology from the Greek spelynx, in neogreco, spilinx: cave. The southern toponimis are numerous as Grottaglie, Grotteria and Spìlinga; you notice the rocky installations of Matera, Zungri and launchings others, natural caves adapted to residences, stalls or deposits. An use of historical relief is, in Byzantine age, that of the hermitage. The first ones “solitary” they were withdrawn in set apart places; in a second phase, cells of the communicating caves are equipped to, said laurai or lavre or laure. You tells to Pilinga of one “cave with an alone mouth and seven other mouths”; and of a long gallery, up to the distant Petrizzi. Memory of a cenobio stays, of the third phase of the Greek monachesimo. More modern the convent of St. Nicola, a monumental complex but few known. The local toponimis are interesting: the dialect diminutive Pelingherha; Enslaved that mentions to agricultural production; Matteo, memory of an ancient priest. You narrates the legend of the oxen that you/they conducted, without driver and for divine wish, the statue to the Madonna of the Terms (edited by note the Prof. Ulderico Nisticò)

Zilleria

Fraction composed from few houses that they are placed behind the provincial one that brings to Montepaone and of the underlying town road that reaches the fraction Pilinga

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