The only moment of glory of Rocca Calascio was many centuries ago 1985, when it served as the set for the fantasy film Ladyhawke.
It is one of 20,000 so-called “sleeping beauties”in the country, abandoned following earthquakes, when locals went to cities for a better life.
Foreigners are most interested in recovering dwellings in ancient, forgotten towns because it’s like living in a real medieval world frozen in time, with rich and traditions.
Calascio’s pure air and gorgeous scenery are also attracts tourists. Now a heap of broken stones, during the Renaissance it was part of a defensive system of watch towers used by the Medici to fend off enemy attacks.