Southern Italy is full of surprises for me, and here is the latest: reported evidence that the 15th century Eastern European prince known as Vlad Dracula is buried in Naples! I knew that the royal family of Naples in this period had ties to several Eastern European kingdoms and principalities, but I had never heard the story related in this article from Hurriyet Daily News. And his daughter married a Neapolitan nobleman? As a novelist with a lifelong fascination with all things medieval, I want to know her story! Better yet, write her story.
Earliest known image of Vlad Dracula, published in Germany in 1488, is in the Public Domain, and found at Wikimedia Commons.
Do you find the claims in the article convincing? Intriguing? Preposterous?
Hello. Will you be continuing this blog?
I plan to continue, Milla, and am ending some other responsibilities this month that have kept me from it. I am also planning a trip to Italy in 2018! So watch for new posts. Thanks for visiting The Italian South.
I sure thought so! And the whole “Dracula in Naples” idea might be a new vampire thing…