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Roman Times

In Roman times Eboili was situated on the path to Lucaria that the Romans adopted to build their road Popilia or Regio-Capuam on. The presence of this 132mile road might be the explanation to the romanisation of Eboli, as it…

High Middle Ages

The first written document that mentions the city is from year 869; it is the “Codice Cavense” (Codex Diplomaticus Cavensis) which talks about a Lombard Ebolitan family in the following way: "Gariperga is wife of Ermenardo who servant of the…

From the Normans to the Swabians

In Norman times Eboli assumes strategic importance in the land south of Salerno, until the border with Lucania: William of Altavilla (brother of Roberto il Giuscardo) made of Eboli capital of a large County, called a Principality, which stretched in…

From the Angioni to the Aragonese

The urban expansion continued along the course of the fourteenth century. Eboli passed from Pietro d’Angiò to the great Siniscalco Roberto de Cabanni. Eboli showed discrete vitality, underlined in 1341 by the presence of the Universitas plebeiorum. In 1429 queen…

From Spanish Viceroyalty to the Bourbons

During the first half of the sixteenth century the city almost doubled in population. This increase was matched by an increase in houses built within the city walls. The city was divided in parish districts and quarters; this distribution was…

From the Risorgimento to the Great War

Eboli participates in the process of the Risorgimento (period leading to unification of Italy) with the professional middle class that is stated at the end of the eighteenth century in the southern cities. The Ebolitans reported by the prefecture as…

The French decade and the Bourbon restoration

In the period between 1807-1811 the abolition of feudalism and religious orders took place. First of all was the case of the convent of St. Francis, which, after the military occupation of 1799, was suppressed by the royal decree of…

From fascism to 2000

OnJuly 6, 1935, the city of Eboli was chosen by dictator Benito Mussolini for a bellicose speech know as "I do not care!", anticipating the imminent war in Ethiopia. During World War II, on August 4, 1943, Eboli suffered a…


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