Italy has small hamlets in the mountains which in the decades after the 2nd
world war were left by the occupants because farming was no longer paying.
One drew to the city or emigrated. In recent years some of those villages
were rediscovered because they testify of an unprecedented beauty. Most
times they have some dozens of houses around a castle or a monument. A lot
of centuries left their tracks. They are gradually entirely restored and are
arranged for weekends and holidays. Both for the original occupants and
their descendants who return there regularly, as for tourists from the
foreign countries and Italy itself. Also one sees that original owners
return because they see opportunity in tourism and because the inconceivable
rest and panoramas exercise attraction. Also the hamlets attire artists,
architect offices, consultants who establish their offices in the hamlets.
Not far from Acquasparta there is a village of that kind. A part has been
bought up by a descendant of left occupants and restored in conformity with
artistic requirements as requested by law. But on the other side they
present modern comfort. The complex has 14 apartments and 5 bungalows, 2
swimming pools with splendid panorama, a restaurant, and a
tennis/soccer-field. The apartments are in the village itself; the bungalows
are 300 m. meters away from the hamlet.