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The ghost

Ok, this photo was taken on the occasion of a funny video for Halloween that you find on our social networks, it has nothing to do with what I want to tell you about, Florence has some historical and important legends regarding ghosts in the city.

The first of all is perhaps the legend of the ghost of Baldaccio d'Anghiari, a brave and feared soldier killed by treason, dropped from a window of Palazzo Vecchio (now the Town Hall) in Piazza della Signoria and beheaded. It is said that he still wanders among the rooms of the palace waiting for justice holding his head under his arm even if perhaps his place is the Castle of Sorci in Anghiari (AR), his home, where the paranormal phenomena that happen seem really many.

Baldaccio d'Anghiari

The last window at the top right, on the second floor, of Palazzo Budini Gattai, in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 1, (you can check it too) is always open. It seems that Mrs. Grifoni waited all her life waiting for the return of her husband who had left the war and never returned checking the square from her room. On the death of the noblewoman, someone tried to close that window but what happened at that moment immediately reopened that crack to look at the square from the room and so it remained until now.

Palazzo Budini Gattai
Ponte Vecchio Firenze

In August of the very recent 2013 it seems that the ghost of an important Florentine character has even made his appearance on Ponte Vecchio.


So many witnesses to the story that have attracted the attention of the Italian Ghostbusters (even if they call themselves Ghost Uncover), all told by the press.

Here at the Trattoria Vecchio Mercato paranormal phenomena have always been constant but never predictable they respond to calls or provocations, at first we saw the cooks running out of the kitchen or someone from our staff screaming in the bathrooms, having fun, is a joker or a joker , we do not know this, move glasses, make something fall or make plates or cutlery rattle, none of us are gullible or easily impressionable but in the end we have welcomed him / her as a member of our staff, for us it has become normal to feel in company even when there are no customers.


We have therefore decided to create this page to give space also to those who are there but cannot be seen! If you come to visit us, sharpen your eyes and ears and have fun!

Famiglia Addams Vecchio Mercato
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