Legend of the Imprisoned Hunter


Roberto Ferrari - CC2.0

The legend of the hunter tells of a man who was unjustly imprisoned in the prisons of the castle of Acicastello.
Legend has it that a man accidentally killed a magpie belonging to the governor of the castle of Acicastello. The governor was a cruel and acrimonious man and had him imprisoned for thirteen long years. One day, fate wanted the Grand Duke of Massa to arrive at the Rocca, and in his honor the recluse hunter sang a song from the grates of the cell; hearing it, the duke was so fascinated by it that he wanted to know the man, and, knowing that he was a prisoner, after learning about his sad story, he immediately ordered his release.

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