an eerie hamlet
Salle Vecchia is around a 1 hours drive from Abruzzo Villas. It is worth a quick stop to take a walk around and could be combined with a day trip to some other villages and towns in the surrounding region of Abruzzo.
Salle Vecchia is an abandoned 11th Century medieval hamlet. The residents of Salle Vecchia evacuated after an earthquake that occurred in 1933. The extensively restored Salle Vecchia castle owned now by the baron of Genova is worth a visit. It showcases his collections which includes objects an art by Abruzzo artists.
When I walked though this very eerie hamlet I did notice that there was still 1 person living there. If you do go for a visit and have the courage to strike a conversation with one of the only residents of Salle Vecchia let me know what that person does there living alone in the middle of nowhere! I didn’t strike a conversation as I thought I would end up in the twilight zone!