There are many villages in Molise which struggle to resist to the depopulation. Civitacampomarano is a striking case: in the last years, thanks to the street art, has attracted the attention of many visitors. Find out what is this.
There is a village in province of Campobasso, in Molise, where the tiny streets and the little houses surround the mighty medieval castle. Until here it could be a village like others, but there is another thing to know: in recent years it is the contemporary art that dominates. It’s about Civitacampomarano, a village with little more than 340 inhabitants, halfway between Campobasso and Termoli. It all started from an e-mail that the Pro Loco has sent to the artist Alice Pasquini to start this project aimed to the decoration of this medieval village through the creation of murales initially inspired to vintage photographs.
That’s how was born the festival of street art which is called “Cvtà Street Fest” (Cvtà is the name of the village in the local dialect) where, every year, artists from all over the world can revitalize, through the colours, the ancient dwellings of this place. Walking in this village you can get lost among these alleys, characterised by works of art of different mould.
This is a striking example of an open-air museum, demonstrating that these little villages can reborn also thanks to the use of art.
Street art at Civitacampomarano, province of Campobasso (photo: J. Stewart)