A cartoon dedicated to the “Monster de Pitei” by Spezzino Vero
Did he ever exist?
But who is really this monster of Pitelli? It really exist or its existence is limited to the rhyme of the tongue twister?
Like all the popular legends, including that of the Monster of Pitelli there is not certain guarantee about its origin. Digging a bit ‘on the network, taking advantage of what is written by the Local Pitelli Association, we found three different versions.
A first explanation would take the tradition of the Monster of Pitei as a response to an insult. According to some, in fact, everything would start from an inhabitant of Pitelli – the classic “village idiot” – that one day, in response to an insult on his ugliness, he said: “Do look at yourself! You look like the Pitelli Monster!“.
Not much different is a second version. At the origin of all, there would be some Sandro, a typical rural blowhard able to boast of incredible stories and adventures. One day, the good Sandro would tell – in the village pub – that the night before, while he was crossing the Pagliari road (one between La Spezia and Pitelli) to get home, he was attacked by a bear. How did he save himself? First hiding in the cemetery and then scaring the