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The Village

 

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 in spring

Colletta seen from the east

Colletta seen from the east

Open air concert

Open air concert

View of mountains

View of mountains

Colletta integrated in hillside

Colletta integrated in hillside

St Lucia village church

St Lucia village church

Village - mountains

Village - mountains

The magic swimming pool at sunset

The magic swimming pool at sunset

Colletta in winter

Colletta in winter

Colletta sculpture: ‘The Gazelle’

Colletta sculpture: ‘The Gazelle’

Cafe/bar in village square

Cafe/bar in village square

Colletta sculpture: ‘Behind me’

Colletta sculpture: ‘Behind me’

Colletta in autumn

Colletta in autumn

Colletta apartment

Colletta apartment

Architect’s model of Colletta

Architect’s model of Colletta

Terrace with commanding views

Terrace with commanding views

Architect’s model with swimming pool

Architect’s model with swimming pool