In Apulia (Puglia), Italy, 15ᵗʰ century, a unit of dry capacity used for grain. Taking the Venetian staia as about 83 liters, the carro would be about about to 1820 to 2490 liters. In the mid-19ᵗʰ century, Doursther reported that in Naples it = 36 tomoli = 864 misure, about 1988.1 liters. The same source says it was about 1979.1 liters in Manfredonia, and 1656.7 liters (= 10 some or sacchi = 80 staji = 120 quarte = 480 copelle) in Bergamo. The Italian word also means “cart” or “wagon”, and the unit was probably originally in concept the amount that could be carried in a wagon.


El charro del grano di Puglia fa in Venezia staia xxij in xxij e mezo....El charro del grano di Puglia si è saccha 17 e un terzo, e d'orzo si è salme x e ogni salma di grosso è in Vinegia staia tre.

The carro of grain in Apulia is 22 to 22½ staia in Venice. ... The carro of grain in Apulia is 17¹⁄₃ sacchi, and of rice it is 10 salma and each large salma is 3 Venetian staia.

Chiarini, 1481.


In Brazil, in the sugar industry, the amount of cane carried in a wooden cart containing 150 bundles of cane.

Nelson Barbalho.
Dicionário do açúcar.
Recife: Fundação Joaquim Nabuco : Editora Massangana, 1984.


In Italy, a measure of liquid capacity. In Naples, where it was used for wine, = 2 botte = 24 barile = 1440 caraffe of Naples = 1584 caraffe a la campagne, about 1046.9 liters. In Turin and Alessandria-de-la-Paglia, = 10 brente = 360 pinte = 720 boccali = 1440 quartini, about 492.8 liters.

Doursther, page 91.


In Puglia, Italy, a unit of land area = 20 versure = 120 catene = 12,000 square passi = 588,000 square palmi of Naples, about 4.036715 hectares.

Doursther, page 91.

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