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Acquaformosa, Italia

History:
The site of a monastery church of Santa Maria, erected 1197 with funds donated by the Brahalla family of nearby Altomonte. In 1501 the monastery of Santa Maria granted some of its lands to an Albanian exile group of about 20 families led by the Caparello family, in exchange for annual payments based on population, dwellings and amount of livestock raised on the land.

Location:
26 km from Spezzano Albanese (stazione); 500 km from Lungro

Physical Features:
Sited at 756 m. altitude in foothills of Mula range overlooking, to the east, the plain of Sibari and the vales of Esaro and Crati.

Original Founders/Early Family Surnames:
1. Aronne
2. Basile
3. Bavasso
4. Bellizzi
5. Bellusci
6. Borgia
7. Borrescio
8. Buono
9. Buscicchio
10. Capparelli
11. Chinig˛
12. Chiullo
13. Cortese
14. Cucci
15. Damis
16. Darag˛
17. Demarco
18. Dituri
19. Elmo
20. Frascino
21. Irianni
22. Laurito
23. Leucadito
24. Loprete
25. Lopez
26. Marcovicchio
27. Matrangolo
28. Mattan˛
29. Mauro
30. Mele
31. Miceli
32. Miracco
33. Pace
34. Pisarri
35. Rennis
36. Stratic˛
37. Vicchio


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Related Web Sites:

Comune di
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Pollino
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Newsletter/Story

Italo-Albanian
Heritage




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Last updated: Saturday October 25, 2003
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