Small town of 4,000 souls in Puglia counting dogs and cats.
I think these houses are inhabited, perhaps there was an attempt to place the properties on the market a few years ago, but there were conflicts of interest and all worked out in nothing.
The district is historical, but unfortunately most of the houses around there, the church and other buildings have been damaged by an earthquake a few years ago and never restored.
There is no money, the City has none, the owners do not have the sensitivity or the money and so everything has been left since then. Houses in particular may end up further damaged by seasonal migrants who illegally employ them as a base to work in the fields all summer.