Images of the recent devastation of Amatrice, the Northern Lazio hill town in central Italy that was damaged by a strong earthquake, makes one wonder how a town like this might ever recover. Will the residents be able to return and rebuild – or will this like other places have throughout history become abandoned wonders. These places still capture our curiosity and draw us in to visit and see them, despite their lack of inhabitants. As David Brussat’s Architecture Here and There brought to my attention – In Southern Italy, for over 50 years the Norman Tower of Craco, perched high upon a rocky cliff face, looks out over its collection of stone buildings terracing down the hillside,  as if the town had grown…