Italialn Watercolor Landscape Painting "Dining In Calcatta" by Georgia Artist Deanna Jaugstetter
Calcatta, Italy, is little known to most tourists as an ancient town built on volcanic cliffs in the 1500's. Calcatta was once condemned by the Italian government in the 1930's but is now considered as one of the grooviest towns in the area surrounding Rome. After being told that Calcatta existed, my husband and 4 friends hired a driver out of Rome, Italy to drive us to this jewel of a place high above the trees! To the delight of our ears, as we entered the town through a stairway of masonry of stone, we heard "Ave Maria", being sung by an Italian gentleman in the tiny church there! Dining in Calcatta ,a watercolor, is a glimpse of such a fascinating place!