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The devil on the Calvary

The area of Appiano Monte and Pigenò is not only very attractive, it has also a lot to tell. Even from the devil, who lures lonely hikers.

Apparently the devil made troubles very often in the surrounding of Appiano. It is said that the knights and noblemen were attacked again and again by him. Their ostentatious lifestyle is said to have aroused displeasure and thus caused revenge.

The Calvary above San Michele leads to the Gleif Church. If you go back from the viewpoint where there is a crib, about 100 footsteps, you will discover a porphyry rock that looks like an armchair. Only this stone has remained free from moss and lichens.

Once a lady was still on the road very late at night and was also addressed by the devil. She let herself be “ensnared”, went with him and they drank together in the vicinity of the stony armchair. But when the young woman did not respond to further wishes of the devil, he crushed her to death right on the armchair. The pushed in spots still warn the inhabitants of the area today.

So be careful – women should not be out late at night…

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