Old Town Hall of Brno and the legends of the Dragon and the wheel.

Hanging in the Old Town Hall of the largest Moravian city, a little bit as the hanging crocodile in Verona’s church, in Italy, is the carcass of a real “dragon”, or so the originators of the Brno Dragon legend would have you believe. One of the most famous legends in the city of Brno is that of the dragon that once threatened the people, and there are several versions of the story. The most popular has that the beast was threatening the citizens and all of their livestock, and no…

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Verona: why a crocodile hangs in a church.

In the district of San Michele Extra, once a fraction of Verona but currently incorporated in the inhabited center and became a real neighborhood, there are several religious buildings including the Church of Santa Maria della Pace. There are several legends within the walls of the Church of Santa Maria della Pace, including that related to its origin. It was 1517 when the Republic of Venice ordered that everything that all there was within a kilometer and a half of the city walls be demolished. Thus houses, palaces, churches and…

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