According to other sources its origins date back to the forced migration imposed by the Romans on the Apuan Ligurians after the defeat suffered by the latter in the Second Punic War. The name may derive from the Apuans, or from the term “uve apiane”, from Vitis Apicia, to indicate the agricultural area “Apia”, today named Lapio. Some people believe that the word “Apiano” derives from Api, that in Italian means “bees” and this is related to the fact that bees attack grapes. From here, over time, it became Apiana, then Afiana, and finally Fiano. Regardless of its origins, almost certainly, its cultivation was given a major boost starting from the “Romanization” of Southern Italy following the Second Punic War. Fiano di Avellino was appreciated by Frederick II of Swabia and Charles of Anjou. Like other wines produced in Irpinia, it had its exploit in the 1800s and, thanks to the Royal School of Viticulture and Oenology of Avellino, in order to align its quality to the market demand, at the end of the century it developed its own winemaking process.