The village of Civita rises in the lands of the Pollino National Park and Gole del Raganello Nature Reserve, in the heart of a varied and beautiful landscape. Tradition has it that the settlement was founded in 1471 by Albanian families fleeing the Ottoman oppression, on the ruins of a town destroyed some years before by an earthquake. This makes it one of the oldest Albanian settlements in Italy. The architecture recalls centuries of history: items to see include the bizarrely shaped chimney-pots and "speaking houses", with their almost human faces. According to legend, the famous Ponte del Diavolo, or "Devil's Bridge", was built by Lucifer in person. The bridge lends an aura of mystery to this fascinating village: one to experience and discover, seeking the traces of its many stories.