Specific to the area between Ceglie Messapica (BR) and Francavilla Fontana (BR), it should derive from the name of an ancient toponym of Brindisi, the translation of a writing of 1100 states: "In 1100 ... I, Accardo ... lord of Ostuni, I affirm that ... Ser Pagano, son of the lord of the Castle of Ceglie ... complained to us because of our men invaded his land ... I ordered to diligently go and start from the same boundaries as they say about Lerna, with the same Ser Pagano, ... ".
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