Evidence of the existence of the Parodi Ligure region goes back as early as 937 when it was identified as “Palode.” It later was assigned to the Castiglione monastery. The town was fortified around 1128 (Castrum Palodii). It was sold to the Republic of Genoa, after the Genoese liberated the Marquis of Parodi, Alberto ‘Zueta’, who had been held hostage by the Lord of Castelletto. From this time, it was under the control of Genoa, although Alberto’s son, William, nicknamed ‘the Saracen’, unsuccessfully attempted to regain it, with support from his maternal uncle, William V of Montferrat. In 1945 some damage was sustained to the region, with some houses being burnt, as a result of the Nazi/Fascist confrontations. (This region of Italy is famous for being anti-fascist.) Wikipedia
Repost – saw that I had accidentally posted the wrong version. So here we go again. As I said before happily anticipating my first visit of the Year to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Very excited and bursting with ideas.