Carpani has a stock in the area that includes the Alessandria area, the Novara area, the Pavia area, the Milan area, the Como area, the Lecco area, the Bergamo area, the Cremona area, the Brescia area and the Mantua area, has a stock in the Bologna area, in Trieste, in the 'Ascoli and in the Roman area, Carpano has scattered presences throughout Italy, with small stocks in Bologna, Rome, Manfredonia in the Foggia area and Avola in the Syracuse area, and should derive from the medieval name Carpanus, of which we have an example of use in a commutationis paper of 1187 in Tirano in the Sondri area, an act which concludes: ".. Interfuerunt Petratius Segotefredi de Stazona and Iohannes Tedaldi et Vitalis frater eius et Carpanus de Belaxio testes. Ego Gulielmus iudex et misus Federici inperatoris hanc cartam tradidi et scripsi.", name which in turn derives from the name of the carpanus (hornbeam), a tall tree from fifteen to twenty meters with straight posture and elongated foliage, in some cases it could also derive from names of localities characterized precisely by the pres without hornbeams.
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