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Brindisi Montagna
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It rises 800 m s.l.m. in north-central part of the province on the border with the north-eastern province of Matera and is part of the "Metropolitan Area of Power."
It borders the municipalities of: Trivigno (9 miles), Vaglio Basilicata (13 miles), fact (19 miles), Albano di Lucania (20 miles), power (24 miles) and Tricarico (MT) (36 miles). It is just 24 km from Potenza and Matera, Basilicata province 88 km on the other.
In the municipal area were shown evidence of settlements dating from the third millennium BC Dall'Eneolitico archaeological finds from the Byzantine era (tenth century AD) are preserved in the Provincial Museum of Power and testify to the continued existence of a settlement.
In the Dark Ages had established a monastic community of Basilian monks in the Abbey dedicated to St. Mary Hot Water, so called because of the presence of a layer of thermal water. Charles I of Anjou, by royal decree of 1268, gave the manor of Brindisi and in fact by Forest Pennant, appointing Brundisii primus dominus et de Montanea Ansião. The feudal lords of the place fortified the town with a castle. The country, then located in the town of "Hague Brindisi", was founded in 1277 by 136 "fires" (700 inhabitants).
After the earthquake of 5 and 30 December 1456 the town was rebuilt and repopulated under the Castle in 1536 by refugees from the Peloponnese, by the will of the lord of Brindisi, IV Pietrantonio Sanseverino di Bisignano and the intercession of his wife Irene, who Albania was the grandson of the hero George Castriota Scanderbeg.
The Basilian abbey, abandoned by the Basilian Sanseverino princes was donated by the monks of the Certosa di Padula, erected in Grange of St. Demetrius in 1503, became a big company run by rural lay monks, reaching its zenith in the eighteenth century. Suppressed the monastic orders in 1806, the Grange was bought by private individuals and then sold to the State about 1925. [1].
The feud went from Brindisi to Sanseverino On Treasury, the Antinori, the battle and, ultimately, to Fittipaldi.
In 1799 he also participated in the riots Brindisi di Montagna libertarians erecting the tree of liberty in the square. From 1860 to 1864 bandits infested the woods: November 2, 1861, due to a sudden blanket of fog that envelops the country, were spared, Brindisi dall'incursione bands Crocco, Börjes and Serravalle.

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