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All over the world there are places shrouded in mistery.
Sicily makes no exception. There are a few places around the island famous for being haunted. Even if you are skeptical or supersticious it can be interesting get to know the stories behind a so-called haunted place. Today we tell you the legends about 4 haunted places near Palermo. Let’s start from the furthest from the city.
Tradition , history and faith are all different perspective through which we can read the story of Saint Rosalia, patron of Palermo. How a girl who excaped from her fate of being wife to a man she didn’t love, became a saint. It’s a story that begins back in the 12th century at the court of Roger II of Sicily, after count Baldovino saved the king’s life.
The Southernmost point of Sicily, Capo Passero (literally the sparrow cape), is also one of the most evocative spots of the island. A small stretch of coast in front of a little isle called the Isle of Currents.
The isle can be “explored” in no time reaching it swimming from the beach of Portopalo di Capopassero. The charm lies in its location rather than in the island itself. This is indeed the point where 2 seas cross, or better still collide.
In 1646 Palermo was hit by a terrible famine that carried away lots of citizens. Because of this tragic event, survivors started to say prayers to Saint Lucia and while they were asking her for saving Palermo a miracle happened: a big ship full of corn arrived into the porto of the city, changing the fortunes of people otherwise destined to death.