Dallo “Speciale su Torricella Peligna” realizzato nel 1994 da:
Fallascoso: an Historic Outlying Hamlet
Once Fallascoso, an outlying hamlet or suburb of Torricella was an autonomous commune, the countryside residence of the feudal Lords of the zone.
It is thought that its name is derived from a spicy episode, the protagonist of which was the nubile (marriageable) daughter of a rich landowner, as is described by Virgilio Cipollone in his book “La grotta del Cavallone” published by Solfanelli.
She became pregnant and her family, wanting to avoid people’s criticism, forced the girl to hide for the duration of her pregnancy in this quiet little hamlet, highly suited to hiding the “fallo” (mistake) she had committed.
The few houses of this small centre are snuggled close to the castle, to which the little pathways carved in the rock all lead.
Fallascoso was the scene of many episodes during the War including some involving the partisans.
In the square at the centre of the hamlet is a monument to Cardinal Di Iorio, who was born in Fallascoso.
“Special on Torricella Peligna” created in 1994 by:
Translation courtesy of Dr. Marion Apley Porreca