Forget the much glorified and never accomplished bridge over the Strait of Messina; according to a series of reports published on local Calabrian and Sicilian news sites, an underground tunnel that connects Sicily with Calabria would be in place since the Punic Wars era.
According to the reports, the secret underpass was discovered a few days ago by workers making fixes on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway, precisely at the location of Villa San Giovanni.
The tunnel would be at a depth between 100 and 200 meters and would measure about three kilometers, making it a real connecting passage between the mainland and the island, whose entrances would be located in Torre Cavallo (Calabria) and Pilone (Sicily).
The news has not been confirmed, and it is not clear yet if it is a hoax. Last November, it was reported, an underground tunnel system was discovered connecting Scotland to Turkey, however, this system would date back to the Stone Age, while the tunnel between Sicily and Calabria would date back to Roman times.
While we wait to see if the news is confirmed or not, we’d like to know, what’s your take?