The old village of Borgo I Ciacca with its unique indigenous vineyard Maturano, has been revived. (Video: iciacca.com)
Lovely old village abandoned fortress “ghost” village
The ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca is 2,500 square feet, dating from the 1500s. The village is located at the foot of the town of Picinisco, in a desolate area of the Ciociaria countryside, halfway between the Italian capital Rome and Naples. .
Borgo I Ciacca ancient village after being revived with its old beauty. (Photo: Cesidio Di Ciacca)
In the Middle Ages, Ciociaria was once a crossroads where shepherds, hermits and even saints were believed to frequent. Then due to natural disasters, residents left en masse causing the local population to plummet. Today Ciociaria is considered one of Italy’s best kept secrets, with a mystical landscape dotted with monasteries and popular pilgrimage sites.
The Italian-Scottish businessman Cesidio Di Ciacca is descended from two of the former inhabitants (pictured) of the ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca. (Documentary photo of Cesidio Di Ciacca)
The ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca has been home to the Di Ciacca family for more than 500 years, hence its name. The ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca was abandoned more than 50 years ago after the last resident who remained in the village died in 1969. She is the biological aunt of the Italian-Scottish businessman Cesidio Di Ciacca, the last living heir to the village of Borgo I Ciacca. Di Ciacca’s family.
The ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca turned into a “ghost” village after being abandoned for more than 50 years. (Photo: Silvia Marchetti)
Before its decline, the ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca used to be a model of a thriving small community. In the village, there are only 6 families with a total of 60 people, living in small stone houses of 50 square meters.
The beauty of Italian villages attracts tourists. (Artwork: Dremstime)
Due to being abandoned for more than 50 years, in the ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca, there are only houses, barns … dilapidated, dilapidated, covered by trees, looking cold like a “ghost” village.
Village “ghost” be returned to the charming old village beauty
The grandson of a village family who emigrated to Scotland in the early 20th century, Cesidio Di Ciacca was born in the fishing village of Cockenzie on the outskirts of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. and Northern Ireland).
Mr. Cesidio Di Ciacca has spent more than 10 years erasing the image of a “ghost village”, returning the ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca to its former beauty. (Photo: Silvia Marchetti)
Thanks to his grandparents and parents who often brought him back to Italy to visit relatives, Cesidio Di Ciacca soon had a deep affection for his homeland. After becoming a successful businessman, Mr. Cesidio Di Ciacca found and negotiated to buy back all the real estate in the village from 140 owners, even though they all migrated and lived scattered in many parts of the world. .
After spending a lot of effort buying the “ghost village”, Mr. Cesidio Di Ciacca devoted himself to restoring the village of his ancestors for more than 10 years.
So from the image of the “ghost” village, there are only a few houses that were originally made of ruined stone farmers, with barns and sub-areas without doors, cracks and rickety steps. Now, the old village of Borgo I Ciacca has been neatly redesigned, eye-catching with lovely pastel houses, surrounded by a circular route overlooking the green hills.
In the village there is a canteen, meeting rooms, a library and two suites for tourists who prefer a “no electronics” country vacation. The estate’s vineyards, which specialize in growing Maturano (ancient, lost grape varieties) have been restored.
The ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca is revived with lovely pastel-colored houses, inside decorated with antique furniture. (Photo: Cesidio Di Ciacca)
Mr. Cesidio Di Ciacca (right) with his wife and children, spend most of their time living in the ancestral house in the ancient village of Borgo I Ciacca, which has just been revived. (Photo: Cesidio Di Ciacca)
Currently, the lovely “ghost” village is a small cultural center attracting visitors, with both meeting and resting places, attracting tourists who prefer relaxing vacations in the fresh, quiet and peaceful countryside. idyllic.
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