c. 92 AD
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| Benevento (BN)|
320 m (1,050 ft)
Province of Benevento
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Paduli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania. It is located on a rocky spur between the Calore and Tammaro rivers, about 60 km northeast of Naples and about 9 km northeast of Benevento.
Paduli, under the name "Batulum" is first mentioned along with other localities in Samnium, in the eighth book of the poem Punica by Silius Italicus, although its exact location is never described. At some point after which, the name "Batulum" changed to "Padulum", and finally to "Paduli"
Excavations at Forum Novum revealed inscriptions citing Paduli as a consular post along the Roman road Via Traiana.
After the end of Avegin rule, Paduli was part of territory split amongst many noble families, including the Cybo, the Patinelli, the Caricciolo families. In 1726, this territory was sold to the Coscia family, who built a palace to the De Vivo family in the ruins of the castle that once housed the counts of Ariano.
In modern times, the historical district of Paduli remains largely dilapidated and still referred to as "Batulum"
Paduli is known locally for a number of unique cultural institutions.February - Carnival Padulesi (Carnival of Paduli)
March 19 - Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
March 20 - Feast of the Annunciation
Palm Sunday - Via Crucia
June - Feast of the Sacred Heart, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
July - Summer Padulesi
August 15 - Feast of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption
August 16 - Feast of St. Rocco
First Sunday in September - Feast of the Pig
December 6 - Feast of St. Nicholas the bishop