The legend of the love between Cristalda & Pizzomunno.
In ancient times the population of Vieste was mostly composed of fishermen. Among these fishermen, stood out for his strength and beauty and force, the young Pizzomunno.
His heart was only for the sea, that every day he sailed with his boat and for Cristalda, the most beautiful in the village: blond hair as the sun, the skin color of roses. She loves him in return, a pure feeling.
An indissoluble love that aroused envy in the girls of the village ... and not only.
Every day, ammaliate from its beauty, a group of sirens sought to enticed Pizzomunno with their songs, promising to become its serves to give them eternal life and to make the king of their magical realm. But the love that bound the young to Cristalda was so strong to resist the pitfalls. And to their temptations, Pizzomunno replied that his love for Cristalda could not finish, even after death.
One night that it seemed like all other the two lovers were by the sea watching the stars, the sirens came and with a jerk, they violently grab Cristalda, dragging her with them at the bottom of the sea.
In vain Pizzomunno launched himself in pursuit of sirens but the concern and tiredness gradually dried its strength out. The desperation for losing Cristalda attacked him and turned him to stone... locked, inanimate... transformed forever on that imposing faraglione in front of the beach of Vieste. At the sight of her beloved one into a huge and static rock, Cristalda wept.
The sudden transformation of the young and the distraught tears of Cristalda struck deeply the sirens, which became aware of the pain they caused. Despite being able to separate them, every thing on the beach was permeated with that force, from the sea to the sand all continued to talk about them. Thus the sirens allow them to be reunited again, but for only one night, every hundred years.
Ph by: @lanottegiuseppe 🙏