A narrow road leads towards the tiny, secluded sanctuary of S. Lucia in Sassinoro in the province of Benevento. Like with many holy places, a legend surrounds this unusual sanctuary. It began in the spring of 1600 as a shepherd’s tale. A large number of sheep had been mysteriously disappearing and just as mysteriously reappearing again after a few minutes, so one day the shepherds decided to follow the flock. They discovered that the animals were going in and out of a split in the rocky face of the mountain. The shepherds therefore squeezed through the narrow crack and made their way into the hillside until they reached a grotto. There, they were suddenly blinded by the appearance of a beautiful woman and a handsome young man bathed in shimmering light.