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The Legend of the Dragon from Valpianu

At the bottom of Valpianu, and not far from the hamlet of Bonicardo, lived a monstrous dragon that had been driven away from the Muteri mountain by the fairies. Those who had been able to get a glimpse of him, had fled just in time – a vile beast, with sharp legs, spitting flames from his mouth, waving his enormous wings and sweeping the ground with his long tail.
                                                            Friedrich-Johann-Justin-Bertuch_Mythical-Creature-Dragon_1806
One day, a man arrived out of the blue and proposed to fight the dragon, in exchange for a plot of land that he could cultivate. The population accepted the offer of this brave young man, whose name was Padrone. Nobody knew what happened during the fight, and they were convinced he would never return.
Under the chestnut trees, the battle ...
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