Pellegrino, ex elementary schoolteacher, poet and writer,
lives in Acitrezza. Among his issuing there are:
Acitrezza nella Storia(which are the legends by
the side from)
He has received some prizes as:
Premio d'onore "Marco Aurelio"(1991)
Oscar Europeo(1992) given from the "Accademia
Universale G. Marconi" of Rome which is member of.
brooding hen and seven chicks
Old people used to say that inside the "bastione" there was a
wonderful golden brooding hen that every night, at midnight, went out
followed by seven golden chicks, going around the building. If someone
tried to catch them, they went away towards the hills, not going them
back anymore. But, the following night the whole family went out from
the "bastione" as the usual for a walk around the quarter.
The seven barrels full of golden moneys
In the middle of the old"bastione", says another legend,there
were seven barrels full of golden coins, protected by a spell. At
midnight, the pavement was opened and there was a wonderful show: a lot
of golden shines in the middle of the night. Someone went in to get
the coins, but it was impossible for him to get out of the
"bastione": he was like stuck to the moneys.
Only when he left the golden, he could get out of there, but he was
really dissatisfied because he could not take any money. Then, the
pavement got closed. The day after, at midnight, and just like every night
this show was repeated.
The legends were written as we listened to them when we were young,from
our grandmother Venera, uncle Peppino "pecorella", uncle Aniello
and uncle Turi "Tre dita"