“No wilder, nor more extraordinary place than Palizzi can well greet artist’s eye” – Edward Lear, 1847
Well, Palizzi is no longer as wild as in the days of Edward Lear, in 1847. The roads are paved and most houses have electricity and running water. However, the setting is still extraordinary.
Palizzi is a village of medieval origins. Located at the bottom of a valley, the hamlet is surrounded by a landscape of rocks and old ruins that emerge here and there between the vegetation. A huge rock overlooks the village. At the top of this rock, there are the ruins of a medieval castle.
Nowadays the village is almost abandoned. Only a few people still live in Palizzi all year round. They produce a fine wine and still follow the quiet pace of the old days.