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Municipality of Quadrelle

We publish Mayor Simone Rozza‘s intervention

Free hotspots have also been activated in this Municipality, which has joined the WiFi Italia Project.

 “By participating in the Wifi Italia project, our administration wants to take part in the digitization process and keep up with the times and provide citizens and visitors with an extra service; it is also a way to enhance our history and our traditions.

The toponym of Quadrelle derives from the presence, in Roman times, of a colony engaged in the manufacture of "quatrelle", ancient spears ending in a square point. Other sources, referring to the ancient civic coat of arms representing four towers, indicate the Normans as builders, between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, of a fortress with four towers, perhaps built on the remains of the Oppidum Quadrellarum.

Quadrelle would have been built as a farmhouse around 1100, near a castle, perhaps built by the Swabians, on the ruins of the villa of the emperor Augustus. But the castle could also be the old Swabian castle of Litto, in the current territory of Mugnano del Cardinale (of which Quadrelle was a farmhouse in the Norman period, 11th century AD). On 26 October 1254, probably, King Manfredi of Swabia stopped in Quadrelle, returning from the meeting of Ceprano with Pope Innocent IV. The name of Quadrelle appears for the first time in a "privilege" of Pope Urban IV of 1264, which reads verbatim: "In Diocesi Nolana, homines redditus quo habetis in Casale, quae Muniarum, Camillarum, Quadrellas et Sirignum vulgariter nuncupantur (... )".

Its history crosses the main events of medieval and modern Italy".