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Valle del Treja, Calcata
(3.9/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Perched on a hilltop, Valle del Treja both generates new culture and preserves the old. The medieval town was abandoned in the 1930s under the government's order, for fear the volcanic cliffs at its base would collapse. In the 1960s, local artists began to repopulate the deserted historical center, once again filling it with life. Today the vibrant town supports a thriving artistic community of about 100 artists and bohemians. Visit the site to admire its seamless blend of ruins and masonry with restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. Take a look at our Calcata trip builder to schedule your visit to Valle del Treja and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great local eat well the dishes are plentiful and are tasty Clear room staff are very friendly and courteous the local Council
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  • After a nice visit to the Valle del Treja we decided to visit the ancient village of Calcata. Accessible from a parking lot located much higher up the country after a nice "drudgery" under the Sun. Definitely a pleasant village, desert, with some tourist looking for some kind of attraction. Just some little restaurant and a few bars. No mention of street artists as we were told. Maybe we came at the wrong time
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  • I had always visited the ancient village of Calcata in winter, when there is the "atmosphere" due in large part to artists who live and work that expose. In summer, the heat, the music is different: get there from the parking lot, located about 4-500 meters, it can be a chore in the blistering heat. the country looks semi-desert and there are only small restaurants and bars open. Even the shadow artists, only a few tourists wandering in the streets and there are pigeon droppings everywhere. ...
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