An unrequited love
Successive versions of the leged
The legend was enriched. Indeed it is said that all the soldiers feel in love with donna Macalda Scaletta, a beautiful widow, but the woman turned down them. She was in love with a young men, named Giordano. He didn't return her love because he just fell in love with a young lady, called Gammazita.
So donna Macalda hired soldier to murder her. However the girl broke free herself from soldier grip, but he cornered the lady. With no exit, she decide to kill herself, jumping in the pit. She preferred to protect her honour. When Giordano knew about this fact, he stabbed the soldier to avenge Gammazita
You can visit the pit of the legend. It is near the Ursino Castle and is visitable thanks to Gammazita association, that work for it development.