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We found among the historical documents in the Library of Montevergine Abbey a significant parchment testifying to the ancient link between the town of Montefusco and the long-standing practice of growing grapes in these places.


Taken from the “Virgin Diplomatic Code” edited by Placido Mario Tropeano (Montevergine, Benedictine Fathers, 1979):

1137 - November, ind. I, Montefusco

Proserpina, Umberto’s daughter, Lord of Atripalda, on receiving the news of her husband’s death, falling in the war between King Ruggiero and Count Rainulfo, near Siponto, asked Alberto, rector and custodian of the church of Santa Maria in Montevergine, to send some faithful persons to the land of Apulia to collect the mortal remains of her husband and ensure him an honorable burial in the sanctuary; at the same time, she offered the Abbey a vineyard outside Montefusco Castle, in a locality named Sant’Angelo, near Marcopio.

(Original, PARCHMENT N. 239, 215x425 mm; written from Benevento).


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