It was a dark night of June 21st 1375 in a Castle of Montebello aka the Ghost Castle and the storm raged outside.
The little girl named Guendalina Malatesta was playing with her ball under surveillance of two guards. But she wasn’t as other five year old girls, her hair had strange blue reflections, her skin was white and her eyes deep blue. It was a secret that her parents where trying to hide segregating her at home. Guendalina was albino, but according to the ancient beliefs at the time her disease was considered of diabolical nature. Her nickname become Azzurina.
As sounds of the rain where knocking on the windows of the castle, her ball slide away from her hands and the little girl ran after her, evading the guards' surveillance for a few seconds. She follow the ball falling down the stairs to the basement and suddenly, the silence of the walls was interrupted by loud scream. Azzurina mysteriously disappeared that night and that’s how the legend of her ghost had began, and how the Ghost Castle got it's name.
Every five years in the night of the summer solstice, on June 21st disturbing crying and lamentations of a mysterious nature could be heard, and the ghost of the girl would show herself near the place where she disappeared.
In 1990 television crew was shooting a documentary inside the Ghost Castle and it was able to record chilling sounds, sobbing and crying and you could distinctly hear a little girl's voice calling her mum. This mystery attracted scholars and researchers and the sounds began to be joined by the photos that are immortal the ghost of the little Azzurina.
This legend is one of the most fascinating and mysterious stories about ghosts superstition matters, life after death and suggestion have made her castle place of worship for paranormal enthusiasts and for scientist of the field.
Join us on this unique trip to the land of mystery and maybe we get lucky to meet Azzurina in person!
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- Guided tour
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