Stories from the Italian sea: 5 timeless legends

Jun 19, 2015 682

by Jonathan Bazzi

Italy's coastlines and seas are the setting of a large number of ancient stories, legends and myths. With tragic tales of love, revenge inflicted by capricious gods and miraculous intervention by saints, Italian popular culture has inherited and embraced many legends that come directly from ancient Greece, ancient Rome and the time of the barbarian invasions.

These stories and myths have remained alive in the hearts of the people because they are linked to places that have remained virtually unchanged over time, feeding the imagination and memory of these amazing and captivating events. From the Strait of Messina to Calabria, through Tuscany and the Sorrento coast, here are five of the most marvellous legends related to the Italian seas.

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