Surrounded by wonderful woods of walnut and chestnut trees and beeches, Bagnoli offers the visitors a beautiful place to relax and to hike in the nearby mountains. Beautiful excursions that can be organized in the Northern side of the Picentini Mountains.
The name of the town comes from the latin balneolum (meaning small bath, or even diamond-shaped pool used in the past to slake lime), transformed in late Latin Banjolum, then Bagnolo and finally Bagnoli.
The name of the town first appears in a document of 1001 AD. Many feudal lords followed, among them German Diopoldo, count of Acerra, that lost its fiefdom in 1211. Then Frederick II gave it to Tommaso D'Aquino and his descendants (1251-1273).
In 1293 the fiefdom past to the French Iamvilla Family. In 1445 Alfonso I of Aragona sold the fiefdom for 11,000 ducats to a Spanish knight, Garcia Cavaniglia, whose family remained there until the end of the 16th century. The last lords before the abolishment of the feudal system were the Strozzi. Between 1861 and 1864, after the unity of Italy, brigandage was quite common.