The NightCastleWalkers's Society was founded
in February 1993.
It's a group of young people, living in Bolzano and Trento
(Italy), who enjoy exploring nightly ruined castles.
We visited some of the many castles of our county never
having seen them daily before.
Try to imagine walking across a dark forest, with the only
light of the moon, the stars and your torch... and suddenly the spot of
your light falls over something that seems to be built by human hands...
You see a wall, stairs and a door; you point the light on
the door, but the darkness keeps unbroken.
And you decide to walk the stairs and go through the portal...
fearless NachtBurgWanderer, during an excursion
You are now into an ancient and ruined building; the ceiling
has fallen long ago, and the moon paints strange shadows on the walls.
Silence is all around; only the cold wind moans slightly...
There are two little rooms not lightened by the moon ...
somebody must explore them: you!
one of the many lovely creatures
which lurk ruined castles
You walk slowly into the darkness; the silence seems to be
deeper there .. but suddenly
noise coming from your shoulder freezes the blood in your veins!
One of your party had the bad idea to clear noisly his throat;
with the few breath you have left, you shout him
Mr. Paolo Coletti is also the president of the Kender
Association; many of the NightCastleWalkers are
KA members too.
I'm the President
of the NCW's Society; we never did a regular election: during an excursion,
lost in a forest for hours (our map was incorrect), we decided to designate
as president he who will find the castle first ...
A special thanks goes to ms. Giovanna
Zanolla, fearless NightCastleWalker, who invented the original German
name of the Society (Die Gesellschaft der NachtBurgWanderer).