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Old villages brought back to life: a holiday in the Italian Alberghi Diffusi

Old villages brought back to life: a holiday in the Italian Alberghi Diffusi - Ecobnb

Semproniano village in southern Tuscany.

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The ‘alberghi diffusi’ model is saving dwindling communities across Italy by making ‘hotels’ from their unused buildings

Semproniano village in southern Tuscany.

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

Semproniano village in southern Tuscany.

Reggia di Caserta - Castles, Palaces and Fortresses

Reggia di Caserta - Castles, Palaces and Fortresses

Alberghi Diffusi, a way to live as a local in the most beautiful italian villages

Have you ever thought of traveling as a local in the most charming Italian villages? Here are the Top 10 "Alberghi Diffusi" hotels in Italy

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, Abruzzes, Italie

In the Italian Apennines, Sextantio Albergo Diffuso hotel is a mediaeval throw-back, bundled around the crumbling remains of a hilltop village.

Resettling: But the town was abandoned following a series of landslides

Stunning pictures of Italy's abandoned villages

Villages across Italy - abandoned as people fled from natural disasters or left in search of work - are now little more than crumbling ruins, ripe for investment or simply a little exploration.

Renewal?: Yet the local authorities now hope to be able to bring the village back into use some how

Stunning pictures of Italy's abandoned villages

: Yet the local authorities now hope to be able to bring the village back into use.

Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Italy

Beautiful: Italy's landscape is dotted with ghost towns like this one, Civita di Bagnoreggio, known as the 'Dying City'

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

There's a new type of hotel rescuing Italy's gorgeous hill villages.

Auf einem 450 Meter hohen Hügel gelegen, sieht man schon von weitem das strahlend weiße Örtchen Locorotondo, welches das kleine Boutique Hotel Sotto le Cummerse beherbergt. Beschauliche gepflasterte enge Gassen, liebevoll mit Blumentöpfen dekoriert und gepflegte, weiß getünchte Giebelhäuser mit aschgrauen Dachziegeln bestimmen das Bild des ruhigen italienischen Örtchens, das seinen Namen seiner kreisrunden Altstadt verdankt.

Auf einem 450 Meter hohen Hügel gelegen, sieht man schon von weitem das strahlend weiße Örtchen Locorotondo, welches das kleine Boutique Hotel Sotto le Cummerse beherbergt. Beschauliche gepflasterte enge Gassen, liebevoll mit Blumentöpfen dekoriert und gepflegte, weiß getünchte Giebelhäuser mit aschgrauen Dachziegeln bestimmen das Bild des ruhigen italienischen Örtchens, das seinen Namen seiner kreisrunden Altstadt verdankt.

Albergo Diffuso: Antica Torre del Nera-SCHEGGINO-PG-UMBRIA-  #WonderfulExpo2015 #FrancescoBruno www.blogtematico.it/

Albergo Diffuso: Antica Torre del Nera-SCHEGGINO-PG-UMBRIA- #WonderfulExpo2015 #FrancescoBruno www.blogtematico.it/

Bargains: The village, which is now overrun with greenery, comes with 25 buildings - all for just £1.84million

Stunning pictures of Italy's abandoned villages

Bargains: The village, which is now overrun with greenery, comes with 25 buildings - all f.

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The ‘alberghi diffusi’ model is saving dwindling communities across Italy by making ‘hotels’ from their unused buildings

Castello di Postignano

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages