Azzano San Paolo
is a comune
in the province of Bergamo
, in Lombardy
The origins date back to Roman times and the place-name, according to many experts, comes from a noble landowner of that historical period named Attius
The first mention dates 875, in a paper in which he is nominate Agemundi de Aciano
Then there domination of the Lombards and the Holy Roman Empire, until you get to the Middle Ages, a time when the village was affected by significant clashes between opposing factions of the Guelphs and Ghibellines. This is because of the fact that the country was considered an outpost of the city, so that there were built numerous fortifications for defensive purposes, such as towers and a castle.
The perhaps most significant of all the country's history took place February 20, 1083, when the Earl Albert, son of Arduin III, allowed the serfs to seize homes, lands and any kind of good. This event, reported by official documents, he anticipated by almost seven centuries the democratic achievements towards the slaves, occurred in Europe only since the eighteenth century.
Subsequent eras saw alternating the republic of Venice, which helps to brighten social disputes of the medieval period, the Cisalpine Republic, which took over the Austro-Hungarian domination, only to be finally annexed in 1859 in the Kingdom of Italy.
In 1896 was founded the convent of Dominican nuns from the monastery by religious Matris Domini in Bergamo, adapting an old country house and a... Read More