PROJECT DIARY This is the project diary of Collodi primary school.
Many classes read a lot of legends to discover some typical elements of this kind of tales: GHOST CASTLE BEATIFUL GIRL MANY YEARS AGO… We especially found this elements in Malaspina legend and Lucida Mansi legend.
La leggenda del castello di Fosdinovo The legend of Fosdinovo castle
THE CASTLE OF FOSDINOVO: The legend of Bianca Maria Malaspina The castle lives, as well as its architectural splendor and landscape, including its famous legends. The most famous is undoubtedly that which concerns the young Bianca Maria Aloysia, daughter of Jacob (James) and Malaspina Olive Grimaldi. The beautiful girl was madly in love with a young groom who wanted to marry at all costs. Parents, contrary to that love for the infamous coat of arms the whole family, however, had threatened to shut her up the poor with bread and water in the dungeons of the Castle. The young, not at all frightened by those threats, he had desisted from their purpose of love. Rebellious attitude had forced parents to take a harsh decision. And so it was that the groom was withdrawn from the country and the young woman locked in a convent. Not that he wanted to take the vows or renounce his romantic dream. It was then reported to the castle, locked in prisons and tortured until he wised up. Yet his will was bent. Only then, to avoid occasions of sin, was buried alive in a cell, along with a dog, a symbol of fidelity, and a boar, a symbol of rebellion. To confirm the authenticity of the story, which happened in the recent excavations carried out during the work of consolidation, remains were found bones belonging probably to a girl and two animals. It is thought that the full moon, the ghost of Bianca Maria still lingers about the rooms of the castle, in the form of a girl with long hair resting on her back.
the legend reworked by pupils Third class pupils have heard, read, drew the legend of Bianca Maria Malaspina ….
the legend reworked by pupils …Then, THROUGH the melody of a song they already knew, the children wrote the lyrics and sang the story of the legend
LA LEGGENDA DI BIANCA MARIA MALASPINA LA CANZONE BIANCA MARIA ERA UNA BAMBINA CHE IL CASO VOLLE, FOSSE NATA ALBINA, PER QUESTO LEI DOVETTE RESTAR SOLA, SENZA GIOCARE E SENZA ANDARE A SCUOLA. SOLA FIN DALLA PRIMA COLAZIONE, SENZA CONOSCER MAI NUOVE PERSONE, MA UN RE SENZA CORONA E SENZA SPADA LA SALUTO UN BEL GIORNO DALLA STRADA. LORO DEL SOLE HA NEI SUOI CAPELLI E COME IL CIELO, HA AZZURRI GLI OCCHI BELLI, SINNAMORO DI LUI, COSI DI SCHIANTO E LE SEMBRO DI NON AVER MAI PIANTO MA IL SUO PAPA SI ACCORSE DELLA STORIA E VOLLE NE PERDESSE LA MEMORIA: LEI FU MANDATA DRITTA IN UN CONVENTO E IL GIOVANE SPARI COME IL VENTO. NIENTE PIU SGUARDI E RAPIDI SALUTI, DALLE SUORE NON ERANO VOLUTI. UN GIORNO RITORNO NEL SUO CASTELLO, DOVE NON CERA MAI NIENTE DI BELLO. DICONO POI CHE QUANDO RINCASO CI FU QUALCUNO CHE LA IMPRIGIONO, INSIEME A DUE ANIMALI ASSAI FEROCI PER POTER CONFONDERE LE VOCI. E LA LEGGENDA DI BIANCA MARIA DA TRAMANDARE A TUTTI IN OGNI VIA. OGGI PER QUESTO LEI E UN FANTASMA RESPIRA NEL CASTELLO COME ASMA. OGGI PER QUESTO LEI E UN FANTASMA RESPIRA NEL CASTELLO COME ASMA.
The legend of Bianca Maria Malaspina THE SONG BIANCA MARIA WAS A LITTLE GIRL AS LUCK WOULD THAT, WAS BORN WITH WHITE HAIR SO SHE HAD TO STAY ALONE, FREE PLAY WITHOUT GOING TO SCHOOL. ONLY ONE FROM THE FIRST BREAKFAST, NEW PEOPLE WITHOUT EVER KNOW, BUT A KING WITHOUT CROWN AND SWORD WELCOME TO THE 'A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE STREET. HAS THE GOLD OF THE SUN IN HIS HAIR AND LIKE THE SKY HAS BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES, SHE FALLS IN LOVE 'HIM, SO' CRASHING AND IT SEEMS' THAT SHE NEVER CRY HER FATHER BUT THEIR HISTORY NOTICED HE WOULD NEITHER LOST MEMORY: SHE WAS SENT STRAIGHT IN A CONVENT AND THE YOUNG SHOOT AS LIKE THE WIND. NO MORE 'QUICK LOOK AND GREETINGS, THE SISTERS WERE NOT INTENDED. RETURN ONE DAY 'IN HER CASTLE, WHERE EVER THERE WAS NOTHING GOOD. THEY SAY THAT WHEN HE CAME HOME ' THERE WAS SOMEONE THAT IMPRISONED ', WITH TWO WILD ANIMALS IN ORDER TO CONFUSE THE VOICES. THE LEGEND OF MARY WHITE TO BE PASSED ON TO ALL IN ANY WAY. TODAY SHE IS A GHOST AND BREATHE IN THE CASTLE AS ASTHMA. TODAY SHE IS A GHOST AND BREATHE IN THE CASTLE AS ASTHMA.
A GHOST AT SCHOOL WE BUILT THE GHOST OF BIANCA MARIA
And this is the legend about LUCIDA MANSI, a beautiful girl that lived in Villa Mansi, near Lucca. This is Villa Mansi
This is the Villa where Lucida lived Lucida, young and beautiful girl, killed her old and rich husband.
Lucia was extremely vain. But one day, she discovered on her face a wrinkle…. Aaahhhhhh – she cried So she made a pact with the devil: she was young for another 30 years and after this time the devil took her soul.
After 30 years, Lucida tried to stop the time. But the clock kept ticking …. When the devil arrived, he got Lucida on his firy carriage. They rushed around Luccas walls and then the devil threw Lucida into a pond, where to this day you can see Lucidas face….
This is the pond where its possibile to see Lucidas face!
The youngest pupils read the legend of STROZZAVOLPE CASTLE