NOLA

City with Etruscan origin (VII cent. a.C.) known with the name Hyria, even if the territory results inhabited since from the age of the Bronze (XVII cent. BC) by some italic populations, knew a period of splendor between VI and V cent. BC when the power passed in the hands of the Samnites, coming from the Appennine zone, changing its name in Novla, that means new.

Conquered by the Romans with the second Samnite War in 312 BC, Nola was a faithful allied of Rome against Hannibal but it rebelled against the capital during the Civil War enduring the besiege by the general Silla (80 BC).
In 14 AD Nola was the theatre of the last day of the Emperor Augusto who died here in August 19.

Already in decline for causes to clarify, Nola was devastated by the Goths commanded by Alarico in the 410 and by the Genserico's Vandals in 570 and 594 and finally by the Longobards that held it until the 850 in the Duchy of Benevento.
After a century the city passed to the Duchy of Naples, therefore in Byzantine hand and here remained until the moment of the fall in Norman hand thanks to Ruggero II of Altavilla (1137) and future King of Sicily.

At the end of the war between Svevians and Angioins with the battle of Tagliacozzo, Carl I D'Anjou appointed its captain Guido di Monfort Count of Nola, who married an Orsini, family that then governed until 1533. He was under this powerful family that Nola knew a period of great development shown through the construction of churches, convents and palaces protected with defensive town walls.
With the end of the Angioin dominion (1442) Nola passed to the Aragoneses, and later to the Spanish under Carl V.
In Nola was born the philosopher Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) burned at the stake as a heretic by the Roman Inquisition in Campo dei Fiori in Rome.

The city offers several visits both to the ruins of Roman age like the Lateritious Amphitheater (the sec. a.C.) and to those of previous periods like the prehistoric village (approximately 1860-1680 BC).
Remarkable also the Renaissance Church of Saint Biagio with coloured marbles and frescoes.

In Nola in June is celebrated every year the Festivity of the Gigli that celebrates Saint Paolino.

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