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MADDALONI

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 280 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MADDALONI, a town of Campania, Italy, in the province of Caserta, about 32 m. S.E. of Caserta, with stations on the railways from Caserta to Benevento and from Caserta to Avellino, 200 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901), 19,778 (town); 21,270 (commune). It is prettily situated at the base of one of the Tifata hills, the towers of its medieval castle and the church of San Michele crowning the heights above. The fine old palace of the Caraffa family, once dukes of Maddaloni, the old college now named after Giordano Bruno, and the institute for the sons of soldiers are the chief points of interest. About 21' M. east of Valle di Maddaloni, the Ponta delta Valle, an aqueduct built by the orders of Charles III. of Naples and his son to convey the water of the Tiburno to Caserta (19 m.), is carried across the valley between Monte Longano and Monte Gargano by a threefold series of noble arches rising to. a height of 210 ft. The work was designed by Lodovico Vanvitelli, and constructed between 1753 and 1759.
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