The ghost of the villas between Capri and the Amalfi Coast.

Once upon a time, there was a ghost wandering throughout the Land of the Sirens: he penetrated the uninhabited villas, consumed the best bottles of wine, collected things, and then vanished. This is the fascinating story that intrigued inhabitants and tourists of the Amalfi Coast and Capri. The story starts in 1956 when the police receive some warnings of appearances of a white figure, nearly fluid, which appears at night in some villas of the Amalfi Coast. The ghost turned on the lights, made noises, and stole items. In April of the same year, the one that was considered a ghost was spotted in some luxury villas in Capri.The police followed the movements of the spectrum because they wanted to give it an identity.

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The “folloviello” of Sorrento, a Christmas lucky charm sweet.

They are bundles of citrus leaves filled with figues, sultanas and orange. They are a speciality of Sorrento’s peninsula, also known as “follarelli” or “fogliarelli” . They are sweets that, for all the Lord of the Rings fans, refer immediately to the lembas, the bread of the elves.

They are prepared from November until January, the tradition says that the sultanas are boiled in wine and wrapped with candied oranges in citrus leaves tied with raffia. They are left drying in the oven and then served. Moreover they are famous in Calabria with the name “panicelli d’uva”.


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The Fountain of enchantments

Its name is “the fountain of enchantments” or “of Coccovaja” and it is located in the center of the square Salvatore di Giacomo in Posillipo. Today the fountain is covered in graffiti, used for waste collection and many people walk around it but no one knows that a long time ago, citizens were afraid of that fountain. It is said that the witches of the city met at the fountain during the night to make potions using its water.

It was built in the XVI century at the behest of viceroy Pedro Alvarez de Toledo, it was damaged during the Revolution of Masaniello and it was restored several times.


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