Cafazzo building
This building of an ancient factory has hosted one of the important characters of Bisaccese history, this Palace is also linked to the legend of the Cavaliere Cappa, whose ghost, it is said, still wanders through the streets of the historic center astride his steed ... without his head cut off to prevent him from marrying his beloved. Often around midnight it is possible to come across the galloping shadow of the steed, under the arch ['r lu Merechicch], adjacent to the palace.
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Palazzo Cafazzo, already in medieval times Palazzo Cappa. The entrance portal, of exquisite workmanship, prior to the nineteenth century, has a round arch, surmounted with volutes, composite moldings and heraldic coat of arms.
Before the nineteenth century, it is said of a building already in medieval times, called Palazzo Cappa
Vicolo Gigante, 83044 Bisaccia AV
Private property
The building is half-destroyed, in a state of disrepair
In addition to the legendary Cavaliere Cappa, the patriot Michele Cafazzo (1795-1877) was born in this palace. Cerusic doctor. (perhaps the name of Arco 'r lu Merechicch given to the arch adjacent to the palace derives from the profession of the Cafazzo). The political movements of 1820, which marked the history of the Risorgimento in southern Italy, offered him the opportunity to manifest his aversion to servility and his anxiety for freedom, in his quality, as well as decurion, of Grand Master of the local Sale carbonara and captain of the bisaccesi legionaries. Having formed a small army of legionaries, the bisaccesi patriots left for the Abruzzi under the guidance of Guglielmo Pepe. Michele Cafazzo, wounded and imprisoned, only returned to Bisaccia in 1829. In 1841, elected mayor, he reorganized the administration, promoted public works and guaranteed good administration with a regular performance of administrative documents and municipal archives. In 1861 he was elected provincial councilor of the District of Lacedonia. Until 1867 he was active in local politics. On his death, De Sanctis wrote a public letter to the citizens of Bisaccia.