Lollove, a minuscule village nestled in the heart of Sardinia, Italy, carries a weighty tale of an ancient curse. According to local legend, the village was doomed by nuns who cast this curse, condemning Lollove to “never grow and never die.”
Once a bustling community with a population of around 500, the passage of time and neglect have driven many residents to seek their fortunes elsewhere, leaving behind a mere thirteen inhabitants. The forsaken state of Lollove, however, may paradoxically hold the key to its salvation.
In recent years, the village has attracted attention from historians, preservationists, and curious travelers. The mystique surrounding the ancient curse has piqued the interest of adventurers and the media alike, drawing attention to this remote corner of Sardinia.
Recognizing the potential value of Lollove’s unique story, initiatives have emerged to preserve and revitalize the village. Efforts have been made to restore the aging buildings, bringing back a semblance of life to its deserted streets. The local government has also encouraged tourism, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the village’s enchanting history and captivating landscape. While Lollove’s population remains sparse, the curse that once drove people away now lures them back.
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Top image: Lollove, Sardinia. Source: Antonio / Adobe Stock.