Woman convicted of witchcraft to get retrial 300 years on
Sketch of the Toldini execution by Aldo Ripamonti from the book I Brentonicani by Franco Ottaviani
When the council in Brentonico, an idyllic hamlet nestled in the
foothills of the Italian alps, met two weeks ago, the usual debates over
school autonomy and use of public land were temporarily shoved aside
for a far more intriguing agenda item: whether a 60-year-old woman who
was condemned to death as a witch nearly 300 years ago deserved to have
another day in court.
Overwhelmingly, the council decided that she did. Full Guardian article here.