Imagine yourself walking in and around the most charming village in Italy. You walk along and into your line of sight come trees, deep forest and suddenly the view opens up to Castelvittorio. As if taken from a dream, all of your senses spring to life. The smells, the sounds, are almost too intense to bare. With feelings of tranquillity and serenity, the scene unfolds in front of you and you are filled with peace. But, in the distance something stirs. A bird begins to chirp and sing and you are left with the impression of being the only human being within miles, far removed from everything… though Castelvittorio seems so nearby.
Castel Vittorio is the classic picturesque setting for a postcard photo: the first impression approaching the centre is that it seems too perfect to be real. Situated on a hill surrounded by a very thick vegetation, stands a small settlement of houses between which outstands the high steeple of the Parish church. The village’s atmosphere has not changed over the centuries and is almost unreal. The houses are painted in traditional pastel colors, separated by small alleys, with steep and narrow staircases. The village has an appearance of great simplicity and composure, but every corner is different and every view gives a different emotion, monotony does not live here.