A walk to Rocca Calascio

Dec 07, 2018 299

Rocca Calascio: you are probably more familiar with it than you think. Its name may not ring any bell, but what if I mention Richard Donner’s iconic 1985 movie, Ladyhawke, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Rutger Hauer and Matthew Broderick? Who doesn’t remember the love between Isabeau of Anjou and Captain Etienne of Navarre, forced to live their existence apart because of a curse that wanted Isabeau to be a hawk at nighttime and Etienne a wolf during the day?

A famous scene may come to your mind, then: in it, a young Michelle Pfeiffer – Isabeau – and an even younger Matthew Broderick, are escaping from the bishop’s guards through a majestic fortress, when Isabeau slips and finds herself hanging from a bastion. Broderick, who plays Philippe Gaston in the movie, holds her arm, but it’s only a matter of time before the beautiful princess falls to her death.

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