Forbes, the popular American magazine,has recently inserted Castel Sant'Angelo in the top-ten locations where to move and enjoy life with just a little money. The small village in Abruzzo (with only 15 thousand inhabitants) is ranked 6th after Lisbon (Portugal), Cali (Colombia), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), San Pedro (Belize) and Saint-Chinian (France).
With its relaxed lifestyle, its beautiful beaches but also its amazing mountains to go skiing, Abruzzo is a "piece of heaven, where historical cities are working hard to revive their appeal", as Laura Begley Bloom wrote on Forbes.
Greatly appreciated are also the ancient churches, a museum of contemporary art and a big outlet village comparable to the one of South California. Abruzzo offers everything that Tuscany might offer but with lower prices, "a couple could easily live there with 1400 dollars a month, rent included."
Alice Fabiani, the young and beautiful vice-mayor of the village, is very proud of the achievements of her local administration that has been working for years to revive the place, assuring at the same time a great quality of life.
The heart of Castel Sant'Angelo is the city-centre, rich in breath-taking churches like Saint Michael the Archangel's Collegiata, built in 1300 on the ashes of a structure dating back to the 9th century. Throughout the centre, "Bélle Epoque" lampposts adorn the streets of the village making Castel Sant'Angelo nothing but unique.
Castel Sant'Angelo hosts a number of initiatives in various fields: every year in July, the Festival "From Etna to GranSasso" takes place in twinning with the Sicilian village Nicolosi (Catania). Another outstanding initiative is "LeMagiche Notti di li Mazzemarille", a fantastic travel among the ancient popular beliefs. Worth mentioning is also the great offering of hotels, such as Hotel Amico in Villa Michelangelo and the 5 stars Nacalua. Those who are looking for something cheaper can go to one of the many bed and breakfast structures.