a folk tale by popular tradition
At the beautiful balustrades of the staircase in palace Spinelli Laurino, located in Via dei Tribunali, some people swear having often seen the ghost of the beautiful Bianca.
Being an orphan, Bianca grew up in the halls of the palace and was assigned as a bridesmaid to Lorenza Spinelli, daughter-in-law of the Prince. This lady was as much a wicked as an overpowering woman, so her husband, just to stay away from her for some time, decided to go to war.
As he came into his wife’s rooms to greet her, as usual he was answered rudely. Annoyed, the husband turned away to leave, but at that same moment his look met, in the mirror, the sad and sorrow look of the good and lovely Bianca who was combing the lady, sorry for what had happened.
It was a completely innocent look, but the wicked lady, whom that eyes understanding did not escape to, thought otherwise.
The husband was still down on the road, when she ushered Bianca into a small compartment of the wall in her room and made build a brick wall in front of it.
The poor girl could not defend herself in any way, she only said: “Let me entomb alive, but in gladness or greatness you’ll see me again.” It is said, in fact, that her ghost appeared very often in that palace to one or another Spinelli, always three days before the family happened to have a happy occasion or a misfortune.