Triora - The Town Of Witches

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Triora, in Italy, is a sleepy little ancient hill towns in the valley of Argentine in the region of Liguria, close to the French border. Much of the architecture in Triora dates back to the 12th century, but its period of greatest fame was during the 16th century when a number of witch trials were conducted by the Inquisition. The town boasts an excellent museum of witchcraft, and to this day has a powerful association with witches. Some decedents of the original witches can still be seen in the town to this day.

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Triora's beauty overshadows a gruesome Middle Ages renown. A year of bad weather and crop shortages in 1587 led to the accusation that witches were conspiring against Triora. A group of women from Triora and local villages were accused of sacrificing babies to The Devil. They were tried, tortured, and burned alive between 1587-89. "La Cabotina", the place of their blasphemous rites still exists.

The residents of Triora seems to take a rather morbid pride on the town’s dark history. Apart from a museum, there are witch shops, sign posts, sculptures, witch houses and various relics dotting the entire town. Triora also holds a series of folklore- and horror-themed events and festivals. It has three annual festivals: a summer witchcraft festival, in August; and two autumn celebrations: the mushroom festival in September; and Halloween, at the end of October.

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Witch prison door

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Parking for witches only

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Witch dolls at a shop

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5 comments:

  1. Gr8 Place!!!
    Also, check out for good Witches
    Goslar in Hartz mountains in Deutchland,
    there, I've been,
    and it is as amazing as this!

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  2. Witches?hmmmmm are they real?are they really existing in this world?
    I have no idea about them....someone help?

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    1. Awsome place!!! And Yes Devon, we are real . (: we dont fly on broom sticks or have warts on our noses. But we do cast spells, curses, and potions, not the ones the turn people into frogs or make them grow a tale but ones that involve energy . We look just like every one else and we're actually really nice people well some of us. Not all witches are devil worshipers. Actually very few are, we have our god/gods we beleave in or as we call them Denitys. Our craft is very intresting to read about you should do some research im sure youll b amazed :)) blessed be :)

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    2. not all witches are good, witches made my family sick!

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  3. Witches witches. Hope to meet one in salinas erea.

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