Roscigno was abandoned in the early 20th Century due to fears of landslides from heavy rainfalls. The residents set up in a new town just about a mile down the road and the old town has been totally abandoned ever since.
I thought there would be quite a few tourists milling around a probably a car park to use just before the village, but no. We drove right into the very empty town square and realized that there was nobody else there at all. We parked neatly in front of a small house opposite the church and got out the car.
"Ahh, that must be 'O Spagnolo, the custodian of the town, I'll go sit with him!" And off Carlo went, happy to have found someone to while away some time with.