Ghost of court chef Giuseppe – Rivalta Castle👻
Killed in the 18th century by a butler for having an affair with his wife, this ghost makes his presence known by turning switches on and off. Today, the chef is said to appear when the castle is particularly crowded, but always in a playful rather than frightening way.
Ghost of Agata – San Pietro in Cerro Castle
Agata was a sweet and kind girl: she worked as a servant at the Court of Counts Barattieri, when she fell in love with a squire who loved her back. However, one of the counts, consumed by jealousy, made her his own. The squire, determined to get his revenge, stabbed the count to death and was hanged for this. Devastated by grief, Agata threw herself from the tower’s battlements to her death. Since then, the broken-hearted girl has been seen roaming the corridors of the castle, reminding us that true love never dies.
Ghost of Aloisa – Grazzano Visconti Castle
Aloisa, who died of jealousy after finding out that her husband cheated on her, has been spotted haunting the castle at night, spooking the visitors who do not have a gift for her. She became the patron of all lovers, and many visitors bring her presents to make her feel better about her failed romance.
Ghost of Confalonieri – Paderna Castle
Confalonieri was a knight who was imprisoned in this Castle, where he was tortured and eventually died in excruciating pain. Since then, many visitors have claimed they heard someone screaming the name of weapons of the past (such as the crossbow). Some believe that the electromagnetic field in the small Church of Saint Mary is proof of his presence…
Ghost of Pier Maria Scotti, also known as “Buso spadaccino” – Agazzano Castle👻
Brutally murdered by Astorre Visconti in 1529, legend has it that his body was thrown into the castle moat and never found. Today, he haunts the castle walls and the garden, and there have been many occurrences of opened doors, flickering lights, and broken glasses.
Ghost of Rosania Fulgosio – Gropparello Castle
She was walled up alive in the dungeons of the castle by her husband Pietrone da Cagnano around 1200 because she cheated on him with her first love, Lancillotto da Anguissola, after the castle had been besieged. Many visitors have reported hearing the bloodcurdling screams of a woman coming from the dungeons, and some claim they have seen a pale figure in white wandering around the park and in the Weapon Room.
Ghosts of Laura, Sergio and Spadone – Visconti Fortress in Castell’Arquato
In 1620, in the Fortress owned by the Sforza family, Laura fell in love with Sergio Montale, and helped him and his servant Spadone escape from the prison they were kept in. The two lovers were beheaded, whereas Spadone, after being on the run for years, avenged his friend’s death and spent the rest of his life in the dungeon of the fortress. Since then, the three of them have been haunting the place where they tragically found their death.