Forget One Euro Homes. It’s Street Art Festivals’ Turn To Revive Italian Villages.

| Fri, 05/24/2024 - 02:45
Civitacampomarano in Molise
Civitacampomarano in Molise / Photo: Ian Cox for CVTà Festival

Of all the revitalization efforts happening across Italy’s endangered rural villages — some hyper-local, others more widespread throughout the nation — the sale of one euro homes is probably the most prominent. But while renovating cheap real estate may make for fun TV, it can’t resurrect the arts and entertainment scene in any given community. At least not on its own.

Enter the street art festival. 

In recent years, a wave of urban art initiatives has helped tran

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