For many weeks they lived unforgettable moments of joy and love together on that beautiful beach until July 14th. Lorenzo arrived earlier at the beach because he wanted to prepare a boat to escape with Maria and marry her against his family will. A group of pirates arrived and attacked him. Maria was just arrived at the beach when she saw the fight. When she reached closer, the pirates were already gone, leaving behind them the dead body of Lorenzo. In despair, she went into the sea and nobody saw her again.
In the 17th century, a nobleman from Spain called Don Domingo Cardenas, attracted by the beauty of the beach where the two lovers used to meet, decided to move there andcall it the "Calla de lo Ferro". One summer night, in July, he caught a glimpse of a young pretty lady calling for help. In his surprise at seeing what must have been Maria's ghost, he shouted so loudly that even people at Capoliveri (a village 6 km away from the beach) heard him! Later on, when he learned of the tragic story of the lovers, he promised himself he would light 1000 torches for Maria and Lorenzo. From that date the beach is known as "Spiaggia dell'Innamorata" (that means the lover's beach).