Campodimele is an Italian town of 601 inhabitants in the province of Latina in Lazio. It is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Located on the top of a steep hill of karst origin, surrounded by wooded hills and barren mountains, on the extreme offshoots of the Ausoni mountains, where they join with the Aurunci range.
How CNN reports: “Since the 1990s Campodimele, a hamlet straddling the wild Aurunci hills in central Italy, has been celebrated for the longevity of its inhabitants. Over the years scientists and tourists have flocked to the tiny community, eager to learn what it was that made its residents live well into their 10th or 11th decade. Today, Campodimele is still known for its old folks. But mysteriously, the old folks themselves seem to have vanished”. Read here the original article.