The hill of Montesiepi is where ended the parabola of King Arthur’s sword, once Excalibur (out of the stone), now Incalibur (into the stone). But it took all of the might of Michael the Archangel to put it back there and overcome Arthur’s sword carrier Galgano (Gawain). Hehad been poisoned by such a high duty; like all, high things the sword possessed a dark side, which made it hard to relinquish or be relinquished.
Background: After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Lango Bards (long beards), a fierce tribe from North Germany, invade Italy and establish a mosaic of trucculent dukedoms, one of which, Spoleto, is eventually ruled by the barbarian duke Faroaldo, who has recurrent dreams sent from Lazarus, the last surviving "pillar saint" from Syria, who lives in the hills above Spoleto.
Like Saint Phalle in 1978, we found fulgurites and fossilized bird footprints in the sand and we also saw replicants of Ibis and Hawk bird gods, feeding along the canals and roosting all the way to the Burano nature reserve.