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Trip PlannerEurope  /  Italy  /  Calabria  /  Province of Cosenza  /  Cleto


Cleto is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Set on the hills facing the Aeolian Islands, and the river Savuto Presila Cosenza.HistoryThe old Cleto, during the Norman rule changed its name to the name Pietramala and remained so until 1862 when it became Cleto. In the Angevin period Petramala, turns out to be the State of Ajello house together with other estates and castles. While Aiello was protected by an imposing castle (Norman), administered by captains directly appointed by the king, Petramala was a fortification to defend the isolated village below. During the feud of Aragonese Petramala, along with Lake and Savuto, is still employed by the State of Aiello. Investiture of the fief of Ajello succeeding two major families: Sersale of Sorrento, who distinguished himself in the house known Sansonetto, and the Spanish family of Siscar, knights rewarded by the rulers for their continued loyalty. Giannuzzi-Savelli under Petramala had a significant increase in population increasing from 825 inhabitants in 1644 to 1556 inhabitants in 1798, and became a barony independent, autonomous life, it remained for more than a century, under the same dominion, until 'abolition of feudalism. The first was Edward Baron Petramala Giannuzzi-Savelli, who was succeeded by Giovan Battista Giannuzzi-Savelli, who restored the castle, giving best form and fortified. The last feudal lords were Emilio and Domenico Giannuzzi-Savelli. Bernardino Giannuzzi-Savelli, son of Domenico, became Minister of Justice and Religious Affairs (25 May 1883 – 30 March 1884) of the Kingdom of Italy and appointed Senator June 12, 1881.
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