Know Before You Go
Camerata Vecchia can only be reached on foot via trails VL5 from Cervara di Roma or trails 664b and 653 from Camerata Nuova (a map of the Monti Simbruini Regional Park can be purchased in Subiaco). Pay attention when visiting the site to the inherent danger of any abandoned village and to the steep cliffs on either side.
The fire which destroyed the site was painted by Swiss Grand Tour artist August Weckesser who was traveling in the region at the time - it is one of the few visual representations of the old village of Camerata. Today it is on display in the Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and it depicts the exodus of the inhabitants of Camerata as their village burns in the background. A picture of the painting can be found on the website of the Monti Simbruini Regional Park.