On the origin of the name of Bisceglie two are the most credible hypothesis:
The first argues that the name cames from the dialect word “Vescegghie”, turned in “Viscijiu”, word that translates Querciola, the oak of Palestine, a plant that grows in the form of tree and shrub, which is present only in Italy in Puglia, Basilicata and Sicily.
The second hypothesis proposes the Latin origin of the name, it translates the word “Vigiliae”= sentinel .At Roman times, to defend against pirates invasions, on the Troiana way, there were checkpoints and patrol along the coast.