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Olives have been cultivated in San Giuliano di Puglia for thousands of years. In fact there is an archaeological site in the countryside close to the village of a farmhouse dating from around 200 B.C. The excavations have uncovered the remains of an olive press, or 'torcular' in Latin. We took our name from this, and we remain rooted in that same tradition of cultivation that has been practiced here since ancient times.

"In the village of Plan Square, on the occasion of the works for the temporary village is intended to accommodate the homeless after the earthquake of 2002 , an archaeological site was discovered , investigated in 2004.
Ceramic fragments testify to an attendance already in the Bronze Age , while a permanent settlement is present at a later date : traces were found of a furnace and an archaic burial (VI - early fifth century BC) with pit graves with rich grave goods ( mainly women's graves ) , two by two enclosed by earthen mounds limited by stone slabs.
At the end of the second century BC you have the facility of a large villa rustica , which was brought to light the room used for the crushing for the production of wine or oil ( torcular ) . In the floor in opus spicatum ( bricks arranged in a herringbone pattern ) was converted into a channel carrying the liquid to a large terracotta dolio basement. Another room housed the workshop of a blacksmith . The villa was abandoned at the end of the first century AD following an earthquake or a large landslide . At the time of the final life of the villa dates back to a rich woman's tomb , probably the owner. A few centuries later , in late antiquity , the tomb itself was home to two other adults and a child.

The town itself is of medieval origin , as the memory civil and ecclesiastical history of the Diocese of Larino (1744).
During the Lombard domination , San Giuliano belonged to the Duchy of Benevento , in fact in the eighth century the Lombard princes of Benevento Landulf and Pandolfo , built a Badia dedicated to Saint Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine , later sold to the Benedictine monks.
In the era of Norman rule, the country took on classic shades of feudal changing from time nominee in the meantime.
The first of these was Trasmondo Montaldo , probably a knight from Capua and vassal of the Count of Loritello.
Very uncertain are the events that characterize the country Swabian era , there are no documents or other evidence that prove the house then in force. We must then go to the Angevin period , to know that after the rule of the Sanframondo , the estate passed under the House of Anjou and later to De Capua , Sanseverino and the Monforte, who in 1718 sold it to the Marquis Bartolomeo Rota.
An important part of the country is represented by the castle, while another important monument is the Church of San Giuliano Martire , the palace Marchesale with the typical square tower . The church of San Giuliano, of Romanesque origin , was destroyed by an earthquake in 1456, was later restored, but in 1730 he was again modified , extended and transformed into three aisles .
San Giuliano di Puglia has become notorious for the earthquake of 31 October 2002.


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