Tocco da Casauria

Italy steps out of the dark ages of energy

Italy steps out of the dark ages of energy

Photo by Dave Yoder for NYT
In THE AMERICAN, George Clooney’s character hides away in an Italian village so remote that the only means of recreation are the church and the whorehouse, and the nearest public phone is a half-day’s drive away. The town, located in the Abruzzo province, could double for Tocco da Casauria, one of Italy’s oldest towns as well as the site of its latest advancements in renewable energy.