With such a huge history, Italy is sure to have various haunted places that tourists can visit. In fact, it is really hard to make a list of only some. We will stay focused just on the haunted locations that are really well-known and popular among those that are looking for the paranormal.
Palazzo Carmagnola – Milan
This palace was built during the fourteenth century and the rumor is that there are 2 ghosts that haunt it: the original owner (Francesco Bussone) and Lady with an Ermine (Cecilia Gallerani). It is said that you can see Cecilia on the second of November, which is All Soul’s Day in Italy. You surely know her from the painting of Leonardo.
Fenis Castle – Aosta
You can only visit the first floor in this castle. The rest cannot be visited. Not even restorers were allowed to do this. There are tourists that often say they hear sounds that are unexplainable and footsteps. Second floor was utilized by the servants as housing. When you visit, get ready for quite a creepy atmosphere. In fact, the atmosphere is so creepy that this is where Franchia Contro Dracula was shot.
Villa Iomello – Pavia
Commonly referred to as The Lover’s House, Villa Iomello is now abandoned and has a story surrounded by rage and jealousy. In the year 1912 there was a married couple that moved in. The husband came home from a hunting day and found the wife having an affair with the property’s horse keeper. Filled with rage, he shot them both. Then, he killed himself. There is no person in the area that wants to visit the home since that happened.
Devil Monks Monastery – Salerno
This is a name that was predestined for a haunting site. The story says that there was a wanderer that was hungry and that asked the monks for help. He did receive shelter and food. Because of this he stayed there and worked for the monastery. Eventually, he became a monk but after the vows were made, he fell in love. The tragedy is that the monks tortured the woman as they said she was a witch. The woman died and the wanderer went crazy. As time passed, monks disappeared and even people from the village had the same fate. The monk was eventually known as “demonic monk” and was killed by the king’s troops sent to the Devil Monks Monastery to capture him after there was proof that he was a killer. Legend has it that his spirit is still there but no murders happened since the days when the monk lived.
Ca’delle Anime – Genova
Around 200 years ago the house was an inn that was common among those that travelled between Piedmont and Lombardy. The problem was that many that slept there disappeared and were never found. It is not known what happened. According to some reports, the innkeeper recommended a specific quiet room. As soon as the guest fell asleep the ceiling moved towards the floor and crushed the guest. Then the innkeeper is said to take the loot that remains.
For many this is the most haunted places in Italy and what is crazy is that it is still inhabited. People living there often claimed that they experienced various kinetic effects and apparitions were sighted. Maybe you would like to see one of them.