Migration of Albanians to Italy in the centuries
First migration: 1399 - 1409
- Other chapters:
- The "Schiavoni" and the Turkish invasion in the Balkans in the 15th century
- Giorgio Castriota Skanderbeg (Skenderbeg)
- Migration of Albanians to Italy in the centuries
Second migration:1416 - 1442
Demetrio Reres fought above all in Calabria against the followers of the ANjou and for this it would have deserved, for the services rendered, he was rewarded in 1448 with the administrative government of Calabria Ultra and the right for the Albanians to settle in a number of countryside villages, among them Andali, Amato, Arietta (extinct),Casalnuovo d'Africo, Vena di Maida, Zangarona di Lamezia Terme, Marcedusa, Pallagorio, San Nicola dell'Alto and Carfizzi.
Later on his two sons, George and Basilio Reres, moved to supply aid to Ferrante of Aragon against the rebellious Sicilian lords and therefore new Albanian settlements were established in Eastern Sicily: Bronte, Biancavilla, San Michele di Ganzaria; and in Western Sicily Occidendale: Piana dei Greci (mow Piana degli Albanesi), Santa Cristina Gela, Contessa Entellina, Palazzo Adriano, Mezzojuso, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, San Cipirello (extinct).
Third migration: 1461 - 1470
For the services rendered, Skanderberg was granted feudal rights on Mount Gargano, San Giovanni Rotondo and Trani and his soldiers and their families were allowed to relocate in a number of places: Belvedere, Coronno, Civitella, Faggiano, Monteiasi, Montemesola, Monteparano, Roccaforzata, Crispiano, San Giorgio, San Martino, Santa Maria della Camera, Mennano, Sant'Elia, Lupara, San Paolo in Civitate, Castelmauro and San Giacomo degli Schiavoni (some Albanian communities are extinct); and in San Marzano, Chieuti, Campomarino, Casalvecchio, Portocannone, Montecilfone ed Ururi (still present).
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