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History of Castelluccio Cosentino - translation assistance

Postby Felitti-Trimarco » 11 Apr 2010, 03:23

Hello everyone,

I have many relatives born in the mid 1800's in the small town of Castelluccio Cosentino. It is only a few hundred people in size. I have been able to learn very little about the town, but I did find what appears to be a historical document online. This document tells a little bit about the town itself. The document was written in 1959, and I actually found it as a scan of the original done on a type writer. I've retyped it to the best of my ability. It's pretty long (about two pages), but I would be most grateful if anyone could translate it for me. It's listed below. I could also paste the link the the original scan of the typed document if you think that would be better. Again, thanks so much for the help!

-FT :D

Notizie storiche

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Castelluccio Cosentino

La borgata Castelluccio Cosentino ha origine dal 1503. Quando gli Spagnoli di Castiglia s'impossessarono del Reame di Napoli, sul picco Castelluccio, vi fu un Comandante, Nicolae de Guglior con una compagnia di 80 soldati, i quali edificarono una torre per vigilare le incursioni dei Frasncesi e degii Aragonesi. Allora la gente dei Casali: Cosentini, Scalcenati, (Calcinara)e S. Lucia (Tempa) si transferi sul picco degli Spagnoli, che chiamarono "Castelluzzo" cioe presidio militare. L' ultimo Sindaco (a quei tempi i sindaci venivano chiamati Consoli) fu un Di Lorenzo, e l'ultimo parroco un Cassaneti.

Le famiglia piu antiche di Casale Cosentino furono: la famiglia Cassaneti, che sul portale della sua antica casa ha la data del 1549. L' altra famiglia antica e nobile e la famiglia De Laurentiis-Di lorenzo. Il rev. mo Don Antonelli Di Lorenzo si construi il palazzo (dove abita Felice De Leo) e la Cappellina di S. Leonardo, dove celebrava, e la propria sepoltura a destra dell'Altare Maggio Castelluzzo degli Spagnoli: La famiglia Cacchione, De Lisa, De Romano, De Flora,, Sassano, Curcio, Librtino, Mollo, Sarno, Burga, Ciccuglia, Guglielmone, Rucciolo, Lionetto, Carmine de Conciliis, medica, che sposo Vincenza Grippo, De Lisi, Caggiano, Lecce, De Fiore Nicola, famiflie tutte estinte. La familiga De Leo e oriunta di Buccino. Un certo Vincenzo Deleo sposo, del 1700, la ricca vedoca Rosanna Cassaneti, che possedeva la Taverna all'Armo, sulla via dei romani, Chiamata "Aquilia" La familiga Gaspero ed Anacleto Grippo, familiga nobilissima, caduta in avversa fortuna. Gli ultimi rampolli, Luigi del Grippo morto a Castelluccio, che faceva il canestraro, e Giovanni Del Grippo, emigrato a New York, 1900 che per anni ha collettato per la festa di S. Vincenzo, morto circa il 1920.
Nel 1700 e menzionata a Castelluccio la famiglia Cecere, che possedeva il palazzo, ora posseduto da Leopoldo Lisanti: a principio del 1800 v'era l'Arcaduta nella miseria, zia di Don Orazio Cecera, a Sicignano.
Dal 1700 e 1800, la famiglia Lisanti ricca e nobile con tre Sacerdoti: Pasquale, Vincenzo, ed Antonion. Don Antonio ha celebrato messe per mia Madre, morta il 1888, e per mio fratello Pasquale, morto, nella Casetta (Caserma) all'Incoronata, 1892, e Don Antonio Lisanti ando a celebrare la messa ed accompagno la Salma al Composanto di Galdo, sepolto nella tomba di mia madre.
La famiglia Visconti, come mi diceva mio padre e mio zio, Arciprete Antonio Cassaneti, erano scalpellini, che si fabbricarono il palazzo e si fecero il pozzo sui Torricelli. Don Pasquale Visconti, nel 1938, fece solpire sul portale della sua casa, la data 1444, quando Castelluccio non esisteva ancora, per apparire la piu antca famiglia del paese. Tutto e vanita! .....
La famiglia Chiumiento e menzionata nel 1850. Gerardo Chiumiento, prior della Congrega del SS. Rosario, edifico la Qhiesa dell' Incoronata 1860. Fu paso Battista Visconti; Filomena che sposo Vincenzo Di Lorenzo; Peppina che sposo Pasquale De Sio; Sabato che sposo Lucia Buccino di Salvitelle ed ebbe due figli: Gerardinoche sposo Margherita Lisanti ed Alessandroe che sposo Colomba Buccino di Salvitelle. - La Famiglia Chiumiento, dopo un secolo e mezzo si e estinta a Castelluccio. L'unico superstite e Luciano, figlio di Gerardino, insegnante nelle Scuole Elementari di Serre, dove risiede.-
Epoca delle case delle principali famiglie:
Cassaneti e Di Lorenzo 1500; De Leo e Lisanti 1700; in seguito VIsconti-Cecere-Chiumiento. Il casato Chiumiento proveniente facilmente dalla vicina Castelcivita. A Castelluccio vi sono due opere di artisti del 1500: La statua di S. Vincenzo Ferreri ed un affresco in murature nella Cappellina della Madonna dei Martiri. Mio padre e mio zio, Arciprete Antonio Cassaneti, mi dicevano che la Statua di S. Vincenzo era opera dell' artista Colombo, or bene ho trovato nei storiografi che un artista Spagnolo, Fransisco d'Olland, nel 1550 ando Roma per incontrare l' artista Colombo e conoscere la familiga Colonna.
Probabilmente il suddetto Spagnolo ordino al Colombo la statua di S. Vincenzo, suo connazionale.
L'affresco nella cappella della Madonna dei Martiri e anche opera di artisti Spagnoli, sono 450 ch il Comandante Nicolae De Guglior fece construire la Cappellina e quell 'affresco sembra moderno.
Queste sono le opere d'arte che si ammirono sul " Castelluzzo " degli Spagnoli, punto strategico durante la dominzione spagnola nel Reame di Napoli, 1504 = 1710. -
Ma quel che piu conta e la posizione topografuca di Castelluccio non conosciuta e non apprezzata. Nella provincia di salerno, e forse in tutta l' Italia, non v'e un paese, dove si ammirano i quattro punti Cardinali, come su Castelluccio Cosentino. Punto di latitudine: Sicignano-Buccino: punto di longitudine: Contursi-Caggiano, IO km per 25 via d'aria.
Vallata degli Alburni a SUD-OVEST.-
Vallata del Tanagro a NORD-OVEST.-
Entrambe le vallate fiorenti di oliveti, di vigneti e di industrie. Peccato che ai turisti, il Castelluzzo degli Spagnoli, oggi Castelluccio Cosentino;
Sac.D;Costantino Cassaneti
Li 12/VIII/1959

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Re: History of Castelluccio Cosentino - translation assistan

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Apr 2010, 13:16

Maybe there is an english translation since Castelluccio Cosentinto is a Frazione of the Comune Sicignano degli Alburni.

The person who wrote up the website for the comune has an e-mail address. romina.rosalia@virgilio.it and ask her if there is an english translation for that document.

Further go to www.tiscali.it and put in the Castelluccio Cosentino in the title and see if there are any websites of interest in english as well as italian for this frazione. There are about 2800 websites for your frazione.=Peter=
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Re: History of Castelluccio Cosentino - translation assistan

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Apr 2010, 17:21

Here is another link to Castelluccio Cosentino information

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 1I7GGLL_en

Wikipedia (though not my first choice) also has a link

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 1I7GGLL_en

T.

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Re: History of Castelluccio Cosentino - translation assistan

Postby Felitti-Trimarco » 14 Apr 2010, 23:45

Hello to all!

Many thanks for your messages. I am most grateful for the advice. I still haven't been able to find a translation for this document. Online translators have provided a rough translation but I'm hoping for something more exact.

The original document is from the 1950's and is a scanned typed page. I had to copy it into a word processor by hand, so I may have made some mistakes.

I'm still looking for an accurate translation. If someone could accurately translate, I would be happy to negotiate a price and pay for it.

Thank you for reading my message!

-FT

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Postby marystarlight » 07 Oct 2010, 12:30

If you want I can translate i for you, but at the moment I don't have so much time, would it be a problem?

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Postby Felitti-Trimarco » 10 Aug 2011, 21:12

Finally got this translated and wanted to post it for all to appreciate:

Historical Information on CASTELLUCCIO COSENTINO

The origin of the small village of Castelluccio Cosentino1 dates back to 1503, when Spaniards from Castile had taken possession of the Kingdom of Naples. Among them was a commander named Nicolao de Guglior, leading a company of 80 soldiers, who built a watch tower on the peak of Castelluccio against incursions of troops from the French and Spaniards from Aragon. Then the people of the surrounding Casali [hamlets]—Cosentino, Scalcenati (Calcinara), and Santa Lucia (Tempa)—moved to join the Spaniards on the mountain peak, which they called “Castelluccio,” meaning military presidio. The last Sindaco [Mayor] (in the early days, the mayors were called Consoli [Consuls]) was a Di Lorenzo, and the last Parish Priest a Cassaneti.
One of the oldest families of Casale Cosentino was the Cassaneti family, on whose main door of their ancient home the year 1549 is inscribed. The other ancient and noble family is the De Laurentiis – Di Lorenzo. The most Reverend Don Antonelli Di Lorenzo built the palazzo (where Felice De Leo lives) and the small San Leonardo Chapel where he celebrated mass, and where he is now interred to the right of the main altar. Other families are mentioned who moved from the aforementioned Casali to the Castelluzzo degli Spagnoli2: the families Cacchione, De Lisi, De Romano, De Flora, Sassano, Curcio, Libertino, Mollo, Sarno, Burga, Ciccuglia, Guglielmone, Rucciolo, Lionetto, Carmine de Conciliis, medical doctor, who married Vincenza Grippo, De Lisi, Caggiano, Lecce, Nicola De Fiore; all families now extinct. The De Leo family was originally from Buccino. In the 1700s, a certain Vincenzo Deleo married the rich widow Rosanna Cassaneti, who owned the Inn at the Armo, on the Via dei Romani, called “Aquilia.” The Gaspero family and the Anacleto Grippo or del Grippo, a very noble family, fell into misfortune. The last descendants were Luigi del Grippo, a basket maker who died in Castelluccio, and Giovanni Del Grippo who emigrated to New York in 1900 and for years collected funds for the Feast of San Vincenzo, and died around 1920.
In the 1700s the Cecere family is mentioned in Castelluccio as the proprietors of the palazzo now owned by Leopoldo Lisanti; beginning in the 1800s, there is record of the Archpriest Cecere, brother of Donna Raffaela Cecere, who I remember very well; she had fallen into poverty in Sicignano, the aunt of Don Orazio Cecere.
During the 1700s and 1800s, the rich and noble Lisanti family included three priests: Pasquale, Vincenzo, and Antonio. Don Antonio celebrated masses for my mother, who died in 1888, and for my brother Pasquale, deceased, in the Casetta (Caserma) l’Incoronata, 1892, and Don Antonio Lisanti went to celebrate the Mass and accompanied the remains to the cemetery of Galdo, buried in the tomb of my mother.
As told to me by my father and my uncle, Archpriest Antonio Cassaneti, the Visconti family were stonemasons, who built the palazzo and also constructed the well on the Torricelli property. In 1938, Don Pasquale Visconti had the year “1444” engraved on the
main door of his home, that is, a date before Castelluccio even existed, in order give the impression of being the most ancient family in town. All is vanity!
The Chiumiento family is mentioned in 1850. Gerardo Chiumiento, Prior of the Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary, built the Chiesa dell’Incoronata [Church of the Crowned Madonna] in 1860. He was the father of five children: Maria Giovanna, who married Vincenzo Cassaneti; Isabella, who married Battista Visconti; Filomena, who married Vincenzo Di Lorenzo; Peppina, who married Pasquale De Sio; Sabato, who married Lucia Buccino of Salvitello and who had two children: Gerardino, who married Margherita Lisanti, and Alessandro, who married Colomba Buccino of Salvitello. The Chiumiento family became extinct in Castelluccio after one and a half centuries. The sole descendant is Luciano, son of Gerardino, a teacher in the elementary school of Serre, where he resides.
Eras of the homes of the principal families: Cassaneti and Di Lorenzo, 1500s; De Leo and Lisanti, 1700s; later, Visconti-Cecere-Chiumiento. The Chiumiento family line probably originated from the nearby Castelcivita.
There are two works of art dating from the 1500s in Castelluccio: the statue of San Vincenzo Ferreri, and a fresco on the wall of the Cappellina della Madonna dei Martiri [Small Chapel of the Madonna of the Martyrs]. My father and my uncle, Archpriest Antonio Cassaneti, told me that the statue of San Vincenzo was the work of the artist Colombo, and then I found in the histories that a Spanish artist named Francisco d’Olland went to Rome in 1550 in order to meet the artist named Colombo and become acquainted with the Colonna family.
Most likely, the aforesaid Spaniard commissioned the statue of San Vincenzo from Colombo, his fellow countryman.
The fresco in the Cappellina della Madonna dei Martiri is also a work by Spanish artists; it has been 450 years since Commander Nicolao de Guglior had the small chapel built and yet that fresco seems modern.
These are the works of art that are to be admired on the “Castelluccio” of the Spaniards, a strategic point during the Spanish domination of the Kingdom of Naples, 1503 to 1710.
But what is most important is the topographical position of Castelluccio, which is not recognized and not appreciated. In the province of Salerno, and perhaps in all of Italy, there is no other town where one can admire a view of the four cardinal points like one can in Castelluccio Cosentino. Point of latitude: Sicignano-Buccino; point of longitude: Contursi-Caggiano, 10 km by 25 as the crow flies.
The valley of the Alburni to the southwest.
The Valley of Tanagro to the northwest. Both of these valleys are flourishing with olive groves, vineyards and industries. It is a shame that Castelluzzo degli Spagnoli, now known as Castelluccio Cosentino, is completely unknown to tourists.
August 12, 1959
Don Costantino Cassaneti, Priest

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Re: History of Castelluccio Cosentino - translation assistance

Postby grossr » 03 Mar 2016, 19:09

We are working to bring back the Castellucese Society. In NYC at Old St. Patricks church is the St. Vincent Ferrer Society. This society has been in existence, at least, since 1919. If you are interested in attending a get together of "The children of Castelluccio and Galdo", please get in touch with me. We are planning for a September Mass at the church with a informal gathering of the "children" afterwards.

You can contact me at Rgrosso60@gmail.com.

thanks

rich


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