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Here's the legend of the island of San Giulio:

According to the legend, the Island of St. Giulio was dominated by a big serpent that destroyed everything. But when St. Giulio, that had the power to command over the waves, the storms, the wild animals and the human beings, arrived near the lake , waving his hand he chased away the dangerous menacing animal.

He reached the Island journeying over the water on his cloack guided by his staff. The big reptile disappeared and St. Giulio, tired and near to his death, thought that the island was the right place to build his hundredth and last church dedicated to the Holy Apostles. The Island of San Giulio is today a place of great misticism. Here was born on 962 William of Volpiano, during the siege to Queen Willa by Emperor Otto, King Berengario II's wife, who had taken the Island from the Bishop of Novara. The big central building was a Castle. The island was the governor 's seat that represented the bishop. On 1842 it was destroyed to build on it a seminary. Now there is a Benedictin monastery that helps giving more mistic power to a place that is by nature immersed in the silence.

Source: www.orta.net/eng1/isolasgiulioe.htm

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  • Copyright: Guido Favaro (guifav) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 12 N: 65] (353)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-03-27
  • Categories: Castles
  • Camera: Canon A60
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/4 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-06-13 5:30
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