|Chiesa di S.Agostino|
|La Madonna del Sasso|
|Gli affreschi della Chiesa|
|La Porta dell'Inferno|
During a July afternoon, after a healthy stroll along the walls, I found myself on the “Scesa di S.Agostino” (the adjacent drop down to the town prison) and I passed in front of the Church of St. Augustine: the door was open and I entered. In my memory, I recalled immediately a story that my grandfather had told me as a child and which scared me so much - but now that I've grown I would like to share this with you.
So: once upon a time, a man who was not very religious, and also a gambler, lost all his possessions in a game of cards. Returning home, desperate, passed in front of a painting of the Madonna and Child. Angrily, he struck with a stone the left shoulder of the Virgin. Suddenly Madonna starts to bleed and move the baby in the womb, from left to right; but, more than this, ..... beneath him a deep chasm suddenly opens and the man falls into it, staying for a while in midair. At the end he falls into the underworld. In this hole, some people are trying to bring down a rope to see the depth ...... and when you retire the rope is all burned. They decide to close the passage to hell with a stone bearing a cross and even today if you enter the church, you can see the frescoes that tell the story ..... but especially the mysterious stone that hides some kind of terrible passage .. and maybe ...... maybe sometimes it would be nice to be able to reopen and throw in someone .........