Colletta di Castelbianco is a completely protected and restored village of great architectural significance. Colletta was gradually abandoned by its inhabitants and had fallen into a picturesque ruin by the mid 1900's. Today, the stone houses and narrow streets – carrugi -have been totally restored. In 2007 Colletta was selected to be included as one of the exclusive "Borghi piu belli d'Italia" (Most beautiful villages in Italy).
The restoration of the village has been quite unique, as it combines both a respect for the architectural aesthetics of the ancient stone arching staircases and vaulted ceilings whilst discreetly incorporating contemporary high technology.
The famous Italian architect Giancarlo di Carlo was hired to create a master plan for the restoration as this first 'telematic' village in the world. The apartments are entirely cabled for high speed broadband internet and digital TV, enabling residents and guests to access the latest technology for telecommuting or entertainment. The village has a wonderful swimming pool, bar and osteria, as well as a laundry and amfi theatre.The units offered for let all have private parking, some also lockable garages.
Colletta being a sculpture in itself, has in recent years also received some modern sculptures, some of international repute. The sculptures are discretely located within the village grounds, as ‘elements of surprise’.
Colletta in spring
Colletta seen from the east
Open air concert
View of mountains
Colletta integrated in hillside
St Lucia village church
Village - mountains
The magic swimming pool at sunset
Colletta in winter
Colletta sculpture: ‘The Gazelle’
Cafe/bar in village square
Colletta sculpture: ‘Behind me’
Colletta in autumn
Architect’s model of Colletta
Terrace with commanding views
Architect’s model with swimming pool