Monday, February 01, 2010
Living in the past, Colletta di Castelbianco
There is a feeling of small town charm when you visit. We were greeted warmly when we walked into the Bar with the sweet smell of hot chocolate on the stove. We then pulled up a chair, sat down, and chatted away with one of the year round homeowners. She told us stories of the place and activities that were coming up in the near future. With a heartfelt smile, she described the warmth of the other towns people. For example, if one person happens to be leaving the town on errands, they ask the others if they need anything while they are out, using their ISDN telephones that are connected to one another throughout the town. Although it is not a genuine community as of yet, as most apartments are used as summer rentals, the hope is that one day people will embraced the concept of the village and stay year round, making it their home.