About Battipaglia

Battipaglia is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of south-western Italy.HistoryThe area was given its modern name in 1080 AD, when Robert Guiscard confirmed to the Catholic Church of Salerno the possession of lands between the Sele river and the Tusciano river. It is generally believed that the name 'Battipaglia' is formed by the union of the terms batti (to thresh) and paglia (straw), owing to the activity of peasants in the past. However, some scholars ...

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