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In the five-hundred years of life of the Renaissance Villa Pallavicino, in Busseto, many were the ones who fell in love with the gorgeous architecture. Even the Maestro Verdi loved to spend warm summer afternoon in its garden and enjoy the natural breeze of the park. 

Not everyone who stayed inside these walls have nice record about it, though. During the Nazi occupation, they decided to use the whole building as home for the people who needed it the most.

The ones who were young at the time and lived in the villa remember the presence of a weightless shape that moved around, always keeping distance from the people: she used to start wandering around the house at the sunset and kept doing it all night long. The Lady seemed to know well those corridors and rooms.

The mermaid, the tritons, the snigger monkeys and the colourful birds of the ceiling stayed there ready to welcome her back every night.

Those long hair and medieval clothes belonged to a woman whose dark fate forbid her to leave the place. Unfortunately, we do not know anything else of the spectre who left a mark on the people who lived in Busseto during the World War II. Who knows if eventually anyone else could bump into her again?

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