Do you remember the Legend of the Werewolf? It’s a movie directed by Freddie Francis in the 70’s and based on Guy Endore’s classic novel. Anyway, forget about it!
While in the movie the identity of the man who turns into the beast is quite clear, in Pontremoli there are different suspicions, one or more for every generation. It could have been the baker, a night worker with his ugly characteristics, or the solitary shoemaker, or maybe the foreigner, because nothing’s more frightening than what you don’t know yet.
This uncertainty has put the town in a constant state of anxiety for centuries, especially when, 150 years ago, a strange man was seen approaching. He was half naked and barefoot, he had the fur of a carrion on his shoulders and used to scream at night. This appearance forced the citizens not to go out when the moon was full. They said: “never look him in the eye! You will die on the spot out of fear or he will attack and eat you alive!”.
The Legacy of the man-beast continues on Tuscany Beautiful Everywhere.