In Switzerland, the whole village can become a hotel
• In Switzerland, the whole village can become the property
Before you Corippus - the smallest autonomous municipality in Switzerland. Its population is only 12 people. Despite the isolation of the village, located in the scenic Verzasca Valley, it has a potential tourist attraction. This and decided to take advantage of the locals. Now a charming village will become a real hotel: every empty house will act as a huge number in a residential complex. Read on and learn how the residents are going to breathe new life into his tiny village.
In the middle of the 19th century in Corippus lived about three hundred people, and two years ago there were only 14 residents, now and even less. The thing is that the younger generation went to cities in search of education and employment. For such a small village of a population reduction akin to a disaster. Therefore, the council of the three most respected citizens decided on the radical changes to Corippus.
In 2018, the average age of residents is 75 years Corippus. Of the 12 residents is only one, the others - retirees. Local residents are concerned about the fact that the village may soon disappear entirely.
The project created village council provides Corippus transformation into a tourist center.
In the village was empty more than 60 houses built of strong local granite. The floors in them are made of well dried wood and reliable. Some buildings have stood in the "preservation" of more than 60 years, but still are in excellent condition.
Hotel project involves conversion of the whole village into a full residential complex.
Soon, the streets become the corridors, at home - hotel rooms, and the main square - a meeting place for guests. In the village there is a restaurant that could easily feed several tens, and later hundreds of guests.
This concept of hospitality is called "albergo diffuso", that is "scattered or diffused hotel". It was first introduced in 1976 after the earthquake in Italy in order to bring life back to the affected village from disaster. The first such hotel-village is located in the north-east of Italy and Switzerland for the first experience.
Corippus hotel is already taking guests. The first guests - a married couple - were settled in Casa Arcotti cottage at the end of July 2018. Until the end of 2020 the administration is going to put in order, and the other houses. The total capacity of the hotel will be 120-140 seats in the future.