“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey”
As every year, as we are approaching October’s end, houses start to be decorated with lanterns and pumpkins, and kids start to choose their monster clothes, ready to go around the streets asking, “trick or treat!”. Italy is full of amazing places, but we also found locations that will make shiver also the most courageous among us!
Montebello Castle, Rimini
We are in Rimini’s province and this castle if famous for Azzurrina’s legend, which was the daughter of a feudatory, mysteriously disappeared while she was playing. The legends says that her ghost is used to appear every 5 years concurrently summer solstice, but even during autumn the stairs are frightening!
The Catacomb of Palermo’s Capuchin
There is no Halloween without a skeleton, that’s why we are here in the Catacomb located inside the Capuchin’s Monastery in Palermo, one of the most frightening places of Sicily. If you are brave enough, have a walk among the semi-mummified cadavers…
Villa Malvasia, Bologna
Probably this structure is the one which is scaring us most, at least for the fact that relates to a typical horror’s element: a girl. The legends wants that a father, without any reason, walled up his daughter and, for this, many people swear to be able to hear a girl screaming and crying.
Ca’ de Anime di Voltri, Genoa
The “House of the souls” of Voltri, near genoa, is an abandoned location which boosts a mysterious reputation and it seems that nobody is intended to enter it anymore. It is said that the owners were used to eat their guests visiting their place to stay for the night to throw their bodies in mass graves after having take their belongs.
Ponte del Diavolo, Lucca
The Devil put his touch in this construction, and it is visible as this Maddalena bridge is totally crooked. The legend wants that, in order to finish the structure, a mason made a deal with the Devil, which promised him to finish it in one night in exchange of the soul of the first that would have cross it. But the devil was cheat as the first who crossed the bridge was a pig. Have a tour but remember that the devil is still around wanted to find the mason’s soul!
Fontanelle Cemetery, Naples
In the center of Naples there is a place in which 40.000 remains of damn people by cholera lay. The Cemetery presents itself dark, cavernous and clearly silent. Among the several “guests” that you can find inside the church the most famous is the skull of Donna Concetta, also called as the skulk which sweats.
Poveglia Island, Venice
Such a small island, and so scary! Located in Venice’s lagoon, here there have been interred the remains of which died due to the plaque of the 18th Century. In this location, it was used to perform Doctor Sarles, which bored the head of some patients in order to extract part of their frontal lobe.
Abandoned mental Institute, Parma
We are ready to finish this scarring tour with another abandoned asylum. We talk about a hold hospital by now unpopulated located near Parma. The artist Hebert Baglione decorated is walls with ghosts and shadows, making the building even more dark and frightening.