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The plane tree of the hanged –

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In old times, Corso Lodi was outside the city walls and the area was used as a mass grave. The corpses of outlaws and criminals were left hanging from the plane trees along the street for some days. The corpses of people executed in Broletto (if nobles) or in Piazza Vetra (if commoners) were also hung here on the plane trees. All these trees were replaced with other plants around 1970. However, between the house number 75 and 78, there was one new tree that looked like the suffering face of a strangled man. The tree was took away after being such a nightmare of the people living in the neighborhood that its memory is still vivid.

The plane tree of the hanged –

Corso Lodi, 75, 20139 Milano MI, Italy

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