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San Leo, take the role of Cagliostro and visit his terrifying prison

San Leo, take the role of Cagliostro and visit his terrifying prison
Published the 05 April 2018
Perhaps it is the most charming medieval village of the Romagna hills, so charming that it was even chosen as a set of an American film starring Bruce Willis! But it is not only architecture that makes this castle special, but the legend of Cagliostro that encircles this place with magic.

Catapulted in the years of heresy and the Inquisition of the Church, left intrigued by the mysteries that surround the figure of Cagliostro, alchemist and esotericist of Palermo origin, whose fame reached the main European courts, sentenced to death in Rome for heresy in 1790 and then pardoned by Pope Pius IV I will incarcerò him here in San Leo. Practically walled up alive in a cockpit cell with a single opening on the ceiling and a small skylight, he died after four years. The legend however wants that Cagliostro, invoked the confession, has killed the confessor moving away with his clothes to escape ... in America. Someone else argues that the Polish troops who conquered the fortress in 1797, found his body and, before giving him worthy burial, used his skull as a cup to toast. What is certain is that the aura of mystery that enveloped his life did not abandon him even after his death ...

Every Thursday David organizes a visit to the fortress of San Leo, do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful villages in Italy!