The name 'Fabrizio' is attributed to an archaeological site dating back to the 4th century BC that includes a public 'pilaccio',

fed by spring water, a Greek farm located on the hill and the whole surrounding area. Situated on the southern slope of the Avinella Valley, the farm follows the model of the typical settlements of the chora of Metaponto of this period.

Among the materials found, of particular interest is a statuette depicting Artemis and her worshipper with a lamb around her neck, testifying to the devotion that the owner of the farm and all the inhabitants of the area had for this deity. This element, together with the perfectly preserved plan of the farm, masked by thick lentisk vegetation, which has three rows of rooms without a central courtyard, highlights the site's similarities with the Greek farm of San Biagio all'Avinella. Not far away, at the bottom of the valley, the water of the Fabrizio spring still flows abundantly, at the time used by the many farms in the area.

The name of the locality dates back to Roman times and refers to the consul Fabrizio Luscino who set up camp here during the war against Pyrrhus. The garrison's stay was prolonged and, a few decades later, the defence of the Metapontine territory devised by Fabrizio was essential to control Hannibal who had set up camp near Metaponto after the victory of Canne over the Romans. When the Romans threw the head of the Carthaginian leader's brother, Hasdrubal, killed in the Battle of Metauro, into the camp, Hannibal left Italy forever.



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