Tourists walk up the single metal footbridge from the main road below to the village of Civita di Bagnoregio in the Latium region near Rome, Italy. The village is perched on a plateau of volcanic rock surrounded by steep ravines and is home to just a dozen residents. Photo: DeAgostini/Getty Images

Why Chinese tourists love Italy’s quaint rural villages: scenery, solitude, silence – luxuries many don’t have at home

  • More Chinese tourists have visited Italy this year than any other European country, with many seeking out the country’s villages and hamlets
  • The trend is helping revitalise depopulated villages in rural areas of the country
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Tourists walk up the single metal footbridge from the main road below to the village of Civita di Bagnoregio in the Latium region near Rome, Italy. The village is perched on a plateau of volcanic rock surrounded by steep ravines and is home to just a dozen residents. Photo: DeAgostini/Getty Images
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