Colobraro, an ancient hilltop town in Italy’s southern region of Basilicata, is reputed to be the nation’s unluckiest village.

Sul sito inglese di BBC Travel …”According to legend, this folklore dates back to the 1940s, when Biagio Virgilio, then mayor of Colobraro, proclaimed at a meeting in the nearby city of Matera: “May this chandelier fall down if I’m not telling the truth!” With those words, the chandelier plummeted from the ceiling, and Virgilio’s village quickly became synonymous with bad omens”…

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