The essay focuses the attention on the different relationships forged over the time between Civita and its territory. The case of this small village is framed inside a process of economical-social-spatial renovation that Lefebvre defines urban revolution. A revolution that, in Civita’s territory, generates a double movement: on the one hand, states the abandonment of the territory and the depopulation of the town’s core, on the other, favours a process of aestheticization and spectacularization of the landscape, triggering new urban forms of appropriation of the hamlet. The starting point of the author is a critical analysis of this transformation; from this perspective, she tries to suggest a way out from this aestheticizing narcosis, starting from the specificity of the historical relation of men living in Civita, side by side with the frailty of this land.
Keywords: Man-environment; co-belonging; aesthetization