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Il Passator Cortese

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Hidden : 08/10/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

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Il Passator Cortese

Stefano Pelloni (1824-1851)

Il Passatore, al secolo Stefano Pelloni, è uno dei più famosi briganti italiani. Era detto il Passatore perché suo padre faceva il traghettatore a Bagnacavallo. Il suo nome incuteva terrore nei ricchi possidenti terrieri della Romagna ed ammirazione nel popolo che vedeva in lui incarnarsi il desiderio di riscatto da una vita grama e di stenti, fino ad ammantarlo di un’aura da Robin Hood nostrano, lo stesso Giovanni Pascoli lo definì “Passator Cortese”.
Le sue imprese divennero leggendarie come quando il 24 Gennaio 1851 irruppe con la sua banda nel teatro di Forlimpopoli durante una rappresentazione e prese in ostaggio tutti gli spettatori facendo un cospicuo bottino.
Morì in seguito ad un conflitto a fuoco con la Polizia Pontificia, messa sulle sue tracce, come al solito, da un traditore.
Ogni fine settimana di maggio si corre la “100 chilometri del Passatore”, corsa podistica da Firenze a Faenza, il culmine della corsa è il Passo della Colla, a 913 metri sul livello del mare.
La cache è posta sul sentiero di crinale “00” a circa 400 metri dal passo.

The Gentle Ferryman

The Ferryman, true name: Stefano Pelloni, is one of the more famous Italian brigands. He was named “Ferryman” because this was his father’s job in Bagnacavallo di Romagna. His mane caused fear in the rich land-owners of Romagna, and admiration among the people who saw in him the incarnation of a will of redemption from a life of a privation and indigence, arriving to consider him a sort of Italian Robin Hood, the poet Giovanni Pascoli called him “The Gentle Ferryman”.
His ventures became legendary like when he jumped with his bunch in the theatre of Forlimpopoli, on January 24th, 1851, taking hostages all the presents making a conspicuous spoil.
He died in a fire shooting with the police of the Pontifician State, on his track due to a treason.
Every last week-end of May there is the race “100 chilometri del Passatore”, a footrace from Florence to Faenza, the summit of the race is the Pass La colla at 913mt on the sea-level.
The cache is placed on the “00” track about 400 m from the pass.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Frtanyr qry fragvreb. Genpx fvtany.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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