The town of Bailurizio, just by its name you may find it strange, but when you hear its other name, I believe many of you will find it familiar - the Castle in the Sky.
Yes, a famous animated movie "Castle in the Sky" produced by Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki was inspired by this castle. The "Castle in the Sky" has accompanied countless friends in their childhood, the two young heroes of the anime's pursuit of the Castle in the sky, in fact, is a reflection of everyone's pursuit of the ideal process.
In this process we have pursued, have a brave heart. Now let's go after the real Sky City together!
The ancient city of Bellulizio was built 2,500 years ago on a hilltop about 120 kilometers north of Rome, Italy, and is connected to the outside world only by a long, narrow bridge.
The ancient city has survived the two world wars and the modernization of the city by its relative isolation, and today it still has relatively well preserved houses and buildings. It has been transformed into an "island" on land due to earthquakes and soil erosion, and is listed among the 100 most endangered sites in the world.
This ancient village is located on a huge limestone rock in a steep valley, connected to the outside world only by a long stone footbridge, much like the scene in the City in the Sky, animated and dreamy. The old town is not large, not half an hour to walk through, the island residents generally come to live in the summer tourist season, other times of the year are relatively quiet, the small town basically no households, many are locked doors.
The unique location, the natural environment with no noise and the beautiful scenery have attracted a lot of people who are interested in coming, and some houses have been converted into vacation homes, although the permanent population of the town is only 12 people.
The formerly desolate and decadent town has now become a popular destination for film and television, with films such as "Contestazione Generale" (Italy), "The Passion of the Christ", "Pinocchio" and the Italian-Brazilian TV series "Terra Nostra" all choosing it as a location.