|new scenic piazza - in progress - in Pizzo old town|
|uneven cement used to cover the original black lava stones for many years|
|Via Paladini belongs to the oldest part of Pizzo|
|getting messy for many months...|
The narrow alleys, i vichi, of the oldest quarter of the village, Carmine, which is just in front our doorstep, will be renovated by removing all asphalt and concrete and maintaining the old original black lava stones. The areas where the original stones have been removed in the past, will be restored using old stones taken from two other streets in centro storico. To complete the work in the other streets, they will use new stones similar to those used in some parts of the Piazza della Repubblica.
|the street next to Chiesa San Giorgio will get newer stones|
|demolition of the yellow old school building|
|future scenic piazza with views over La Seggiola|
|Identita Nov 2012, page 4|
Well, I trust the team around Gianluca Callipo as they have a passion for art and culture. The actual restoration is a huge improvement for all inhabitants and visitors of the centro storico, especially in the old quarter Carmine. It is giving back the charm to Pizzo, as titels the newspaper Identita (Nov. 2012): "Partiti i lavori per restituire fascino al centro storico di Pizzo"!
Photo source credit: Angelo C. - Grazie for the update!
Update: Progress of street pavement in April and June 2013