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Murelle

Starting from Piazza 4 Novembre in Moschiano and going south along Via prof. Carmine Pacia, and walking beyond the water canal until you reach the cemetery square you come across  on the left a road that is half concrete and then rural that climbs up the rocky hills populated with pleasant olive and hazelnut groves.

After a few hundred meters you arrive at a rock formation between whose walls, half hidden by fig trees, olive trees and other shrubs, there is a barely visible inlet. It is the so-called "Forno di Murelle".

It is a natural cavity formed over the centuries in the karst rock which beyond its narrow opening presents a much larger space (we could barely call it a "cave").

Since it has never been explored by professional speleologists, it is not known whether after the initial cavity and tunnels, there are larger areas perhaps with cavities and tunnels that go into the heart of the hill.

We vaguely remember how in the 60s and 70s some adventurers (and speleologists by chance we add) tried to solve this mystery but their adventure ended relatively soon as they were forced by the impervious topography of the place not only to give up but to be rescued in turn after they had been trapped in the first cavity.

This place from which you can admire a beautiful panorama of the Rione Croce and Vallo certainly remains mysterious and certainly dangerous for non-experts, but nevertheless it constitutes one of the characteristic areas of Moschiano.

We also want to remember a sad episode that occurred in its surroundings towards the end of the Second World War. It seems that a German fighter pilot, after a fight with an allied plane, decided to parachute after being hit. Unfortunately, when leaving the driver compartment of his vehicle he was decapitated and his body and head fell and were found in two different places in the fields surrounding Murelle.

He (whose name unfortunately we do not know) remained buried in the Moschiano cemetery until a few years after the war when his family members came from Germany to claim his remains. Rest in peace.

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