Ascoli Satriano

Ascoli Satriano, (Foggia)
Ascoli Satriano is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. HistoryAscoli (known as Asculum) was a city of the Dauni. It was the site of two early Roman battles (see Battle of Asculum). Later Sulla established a military colony there.In the mid-9th century the Saracens razed the city. In 1040 it rebelled against the Byzantines and, the following year, a decisive battle was fought nearby which granted the Normans control over southern Italy.Main sightsThe Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral (12th century)Church of St. John the Baptist (12th century)Church of the Incoronata (15th century)Americans of Ascoli SatrianoLouis (Luigi)Merola,North Providence (RHODE ISLAND-USA)Gerardo Ciarambino,professor Qeensboorg Community CollegeBiagio Ciotto "Billy" for Americans served as a state senator from Connecticut from 1995 to 2007.See alsoAscoli_Satriano (Italian language Wikipedia)ReferencesFor further reading see Daniel R. Curtis, 'Is there an ‘agro-town’ model for Southern Italy? Exploring the diverse roots and development of the agro-town structure through a comparative case study in Apulia', linksA late Roman villa at Faragola (Ascoli Satriano), ITALY