Cruise And Holmes To Wed In 'Haunted House'
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are rumoured to be getting married in a house haunted by the spirit of a cheating wife who was murdered by her husband. The Hollywood couple are set to tie the knot this weekend (18NOV06) at the medieval Castello Odescalchi in Bracciano, Italy - a venue said to be spooked by the spirit of 16th century adultress ISABELLA DE MEDICI. Her husband, the DUKE OF BRACCIANO, allegedly dressed as a priest to listen to her admission of infidelity, and then burst out of the confessional box to strangle her with a piece of red silk. Visitors and staff have often claimed to feel a frightening chill in the halls of the castle, especially in the room named after Isabella, prompting rumours her spirit haunts the castle to this day. Local historian GIOVANNI MICHELI explains, "It's a very sad story but I'm sure one that Tom and Katie would be very interested to know about. The castle has always been associated with lovers but this story is particularly tragic."