Names of Italian towns etc

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Names of Italian towns etc

Postby scorpione » 18 Jul 2006, 07:38

I know this is probably a dumb question but I am really curious.What group of people were responsible for naming the towns and hamlets of Campania. Was it the Greeks or the Etuscans , Samniti's etc?Also, at what time were they named? I am especially interested in Pontelatone and Formicola in the Province of Caserta and Caivano in Province of Naples

and the tiny hamlet of Caivano in the Province of Potenza near Ruoti. I would greatly appreciate any information . Thanks to all

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Re: Names of Italian towns etc

Postby nuccia » 28 Jul 2006, 23:48

Hi Joe,

No questions are dumb..unfortunately I don't know the answer though to yours! :oops:

Maybe with time someone will give us both an answer... :D

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