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In the far medieval age, Pietra Corva was theatre of a love story between the daughter of the count of Roccalanzona and a shepherd called Gallicchiano.

The young boy was taking his sheep to graze close to Pietra Corva, a place the young girl loved as well, and she used sometimes to visit, in order to find peace and serenity, far from the dark castle she was living in. One day the two caught each other eyes and since then they could not leave themselves anymore.

The girl invented creative excuses everyday to escape the family and meet her secret lover. At the time, a young boy with humble origins was not allowed to court a noble girl, especially if she belonged to a rival family.

She actually belonged to the lineage of the Rossi from San Secondo, eternal enemies of the powerful Pallavicino, feudal lords of Riviano and relatives of Gallicchiano. 

The love between the two though, was so strong that the young couple, to escape the domestic hates and feudal obstacles, one day decided to jump from the cliff of Pietra Corva: that place that made them fall in love with each other, now would have kept them together forever.

Since ages, in the full moon night, you can see two pure capes floating in the sky and then lie down on Pietra Corva, as to hug it, and then disappear, slipping down the big cliff. 

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